Find Fayette County Kentucky animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.
2x2 Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary 2220 Nicholasville Road Lexington KY 40503 859-619-4874
Equine Transitional Training Alliance PO Box 24834 Lexington KY 40524 857-846-5655
Finally Home Chinchilla Rescue Belleau Wood Dr Lexington KY 40517
Haven for Dogs, Inc. PO Box 22505 Lexington KY 40522 859-873-2330
Lexington Humane Society 1600 Old Frankfort Pike Lexington KY 40504 859-233-0044
New Chin Beginnings 1589 Springfield Drive Lexington KY 40515
Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.
Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.
Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.