Lexington Humane Society offering assistance to pet owners during pandemic

Posted at 6:00 AM, Nov 27, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — As people adjusted to staying home more and other lifestyle changes over the last eight months, some have adopted a new pet to keep them company. Others though have struggled to provide for themselves during the pandemic, let alone their pet.

The Lexington Humane Society has worked to help Fayette County pet owners who have been hit hard financially. One way is partnering with Lexington-Fayette Animal Care and Control to offer low-cost vaccinations.

Another is with a pet food pantry. While the humane society has run the pantry for a long time, the staff has seen an increase in the need during the pandemic.

“As long as we have donated food in our facility, we will be able to provide a bag of food at no cost,” Director of Fundraising Ashley Hammond said. “If you are struggling financially and it means giving up your pet, feeding your pet, or feeding yourself, keep us in mind. We will absolutely be able to help you.”

The pet food pantry is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can just show up, but the staff asks people to call ahead if possible.

If you'd like to donate to keep the pantry stocked, you can visit the humane society's website to learn more.