The Lexington-Fayette Animal Care and Control agency (LFACC) will prioritize weather-related issues involving improper care and treatment of animals in this extreme heat. If necessary LFACC will seize/impound animals. Animals should be kept inside and at home in a cool environment when the heat index is this high.
Do not take dogs to the park, outside events, car rides, or running during the late morning, afternoon and early evening hours. Walks should be limited in duration and you want to avoid the heat of the day. Limit time outside.
Make sure to keep your pets secure. Sadly, LFACC has already seen several stray dogs die of heatstroke. Thankfully, others have been caught and saved thanks to caring members of the community and emergency aid from our medical team.
LFACC counts on the community to report concerns. Please contact us at 859-255-9033.