Fayette County Animal Shelter

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

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What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.