How You Can Help
There are many ways you can help the Lexington Humane Society, your pet, the community, and yourself!
Spay or neuter your pet
Every year, millions of homeless dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens enter U.S. animal shelters, many due to irresponsible and accidental breeding.
Do your part and always spay/neuter your pets! For information on Spay’sTheWay, LHS’s free and low-cost spay/neuter program, click here.
License your pet
Licensing your pet in Fayette County is not only the law, but the right thing to do. Licensing revenue supports critical animal care and control services in the community including cruelty investigations, stray animal pickup, and return-to-owner services.
Make regular vet appointments
Proper vet care helps maintain the health of your pet and protects the community from the spread of animal diseases and parasites. State law requires that cats and dogs (over 4 months) are current on rabies vaccinations and wear a rabies tag at all times. Talk to your veterinarian about other yearly vaccinations and parasite control.
Microchip your pet
Nationwide, only about 30% of lost dogs and 2-5% of lost cats are reunited with their worried owners partly because they were not wearing ID. You can improve your pet’s chance of being reunited by making sure he or she has a permanent microchip ID. A uniquely coded microchip is injected under your pet’s skin providing your contact information when scanned at animal shelters and vet hospitals.
For information on getting your pet microchipped, click here.
Keep your dog on a leash
Fayette County has a leash law for dogs; make sure your best friend is secure on a leash or behind a fence at all times to prevent an accident.
If you witness suspected abuse or mistreatment of an animal in Fayette County, please contact Lexington-Fayette Animal Care & Control, LLC immediately at (859) 255-9033. Your information can be kept confidential.