The Lexington Humane Society has seen an influx of animals found roaming the streets this winter.
Shelter personnel and volunteers are caring for nearly 500 animals.
"And this is also the time we encounter an increase in the number of dogs and puppies arriving at what we call 'winter puppy season,'" said Madison H. Carey, the society's director of development.
"We're really trying to encourage adoption in our community," Carey said.
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All animals are altered and adoption includes: spay/neuter; microchip with registration; up-to-date vaccinations (including rabies and influenza vaccine); mild de-worming; feline leukemia test; complimentary veterinary wellness exam; complimentary bath and brush; a bag of Science Diet brand food and optional 30-day pet insurance from PetFirst for $5.
To see animals available for adoption, or for information about adopting a pet or volunteering at the humane society, visit Lexingtonhumanesociety.org or call (859) 233-0044, Ext. 223.Sasha and Bodie: A female, Sasha came to the Humane Society with her older brother Bodie six months ago after their owner passed away. The 1½ -year-old hound/Doberman mixes love to romp and play. Bodie is more laid back than Sasha. They need to be adopted as a pair. Petunia: This 6-year-old house-trained Jack Russell/terrier/beagle mix was found on the streets of Lexington.
Calvin: A 1½ -year-old orange tabby has a twin brother named Kevin. They were found wandering the streets.Oliver and Ryder: These two dogs came to the Humane Society after their owners didn't want to care for them anymore. Both are 8 years old. Oliver is a long-haired dachshund and Ryder is a golden retriever. They need to be adopted together.