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Humane Society Helps Pets Rescued From Hurricane

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- The Lexington Humane Society has been taking in animals displaced by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey.  

So far the shelter has taken in 12 cats and 14 dogs.

The humane society is providing a warm and dry place for some cats taken from Florida shelters before Irma hit.

"We had partnered with an animal rescue group, in Florida and they were able to load the animals onto a plane and flew them to Columbus where our team met them and was able to bring back 12 cats."

Now they're taking in 14 dogs and puppies from Harvey.

"We have lots of different dogs here, two of them which are heart worm positive, so we will be looking to our foster parents to help us out with that."

The humane society says they couldn't help the animals that are displaced by the hurricanes without the support from the community. And the best way to do so is to adopt. 

"If you have been thinking about adding to your family, now is the time to react. Make sure to do your homework on the types of animals you're interested in. We have lots and lots of wonderful animals that are available for adoption."

All to save the lives of animals going through hard times. 

"With all of the devastation and all of the stories that you're hearing, and heart breaking stories that you're hearing from Texas and Florida and the Florida Keys and everywhere, we are very happy to be able to give these animals a happy ending."

"Our donations were down and they are continuing to fall and we're letting the community know that we need their help as we help these guys that we are taking in from Kentucky, Florida and Texas," said Ashley Hammond with the Lexington Humane Society.

She said that an anonymous donor stepped up and is offering to match every donation up to $25,000. 

To learn more about donating or adopting, click here

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