Workers at the Lexington Humane Society are continuing with intense cleaning this week. The animal shelter is closed under a 14 day quarantine of its dogs.
Two dogs succumbed to an aggressive bacterial infection and that led to the closure. Senior Manager of Donor Relations Ashley Hammond says everything at the adoption center is being scrubbed. She says for the time being, strays should be taken to Masterson Station Park.
“If you cannot find an animal’s owner, then you may take the animal to Lexington-Fayette Animal Care and Control satellite location at the Masterson Station Fairgrounds,” said Hammond.
Hammond says all 260 dogs as well as cats in the adoption center have been given antibiotics. The adoption center on Old Frankfort Pike should reopen December 18th.