Lexington-Fayette Animal Care & Control reminds residents to take care of their pets during extreme cold temperatures. The LFACC responded to 28 calls for care and treatment over the weekend. Out of the 28 calls, one canine was seized due to the adverse weather conditions.
“We understand that some owners might feel their family pet is an outdoor pet,” said Timothy Brown, Public Information Officer for the LFACC. “However, there are just some situations that even outdoor pets can’t handle. These cold temperatures are unbearable for people, so think about your family pet.”
The LFACC is urging Lexington residents to bring every pet inside. “If for some reason a family pet can’t be inside, we are asking owners to make sure they have proper shelter with enough bedding (hay, straw or wood chips), access to fresh water (not frozen over) and to check on their pet frequently for any health concerns,” Brown said.
The Lexington-Fayette Animal Control Office relies on concerned citizens to report animal suffering. If you believe you have witnessed the mistreatment, neglect or abuse of an animal, contact LFACC at (859) 255-9033 ext. 221. Your contact information will remain confidential.