In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, out of an abundance of caution, we are implementing new, temporary protocols at Lexington Humane Society. Tours are temporarily suspended. If you have questions please give us a call at 859-233-0044.  

Lexington Humane Society appreciates all the support as we continue to Give Love, Teach Love, and Adopt Love in our community! Part of teaching the community about the work we do includes taking the time to meet with our supporters to answer valuable questions and give you the chance to learn more about how we care for the homeless animals. Below is an overview of who we are, what we do, and how people can help us the most. After reviewing this helpful information, if you would like to schedule an interview or a tour, please scroll to the bottom and fill out the form provided. Please note that all tours and interviews must be scheduled a minimum of one week in advance.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions!

Give Love

Medical and surgical teams: prep every animal for adoption with vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, parasite control, and a microchip

Second Chances fund: allows us to save hundreds of animals yearly who otherwise would not have had a chance at survival

Spay’sTheWay: provides free and low-cost spay/neuter surgeries for dogs, cats, feral and community cats, and bunnies (Ext. 228)

Project Purrfect: focuses on feline welfare in our shelter and in the community- Program sponsored by Nancy T. Barron II

Teach Love

Humane education: schedule a shelter tour, schedule an off-site presentation, or host an event

Become a volunteer: click here to learn more; orientation and training offered throughout the year

Become a life-saving foster parent: click here to learn more - Program sponsored by Merck Animal Health

Adopt Love

We have no time limits and will spend an unlimited amount of time working to find loving homes for happy, healthy animals. We have more than just dogs and cats - come visit our chickens, pocket pets and more! We also have working cats for barns and warehouses.

Two adoption locations open daily:
-Main campus Adoption Center: 1600 Old Frankfort Pike (Ext. 223)
-Everyday Adoption Center sponsored by PetSmart Charities: PetSmart Hamburg, (859) 264-1742

Click here to view the animals currenty available - Program sponsored byRichmond Road Veterinary Clinic and Tates Creek Animal Hospital

First Contact: provides one-on-one, concierge-style assistance to adopters looking for a certain breed or type of pet (Ext. 236)

Train-A-Bull: provides specialized training and enrichment to select dogs awaiting adoption - Program sponsored by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky