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Lexington County Administration Building is open to the Public Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lexington County Animal Services (LCAS) is hosting an adoption event starting Monday, Dec. 5th that will run until Thursday, Dec. 22nd, to help all of their adoptable dogs find their forever homes.
The LCAS “Home for the Holidays” adoption event pricing is as follows:
Dogs who have been at the shelter for longer than 30 days will be FREE to adopt and all other dogs will have a $20 adoption fee. All of the adoption dogs are up-to-date on their immunizations (including Rabies), spayed/neutered, and had a behavioral assessment so they are ready to find their forever family.
Anyone who is interested in adopting a dog is encouraged to visit the shelter at 321 Ball Park Road in Lexington. All of the shelter staff are very familiar with the dogs that are ready for adoption so they will help you find the perfect dog to fit your family and lifestyle. Adopting a new pet is a significant commitment, and the staff is ready to assist with their knowledge and experience to make sure the adoption is successful.
The shelter also has a “play yard” where you can interact with the dogs. Individuals are encouraged to take advantage of the “play yard” to see if the adoption dog is the right fit for their home. This is an excellent opportunity to have the dog interact with the family or other dogs prior to adoption. LCAS is open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
LCAS hosts adoption events throughout the year in the hopes of finding forever homes for their adoptable animals and preventing overcrowding in their shelter. Over the last year, animal shelters across the nation have seen a significant increase in the number of dogs being housed in shelters.
For LCAS, normal capacity is about 40 dogs that are ready for adoption. As of Nov. 30th, there are 70 dogs at the shelter that are ready to find their forever homes. LCAS believes with the help of the public we can find many of these dogs their permanent homes and create memories with these wonderful animals. If anyone is thinking about adding a pet to their family please consider coming to see what is available at LCAS.
All animals at Lexington County Animal Services undergo temperament and physical exams before being placed for adoption. Temperament testing includes how the animal reacts with people, other animals, and any signs of food aggression. All animals are spayed or neutered before being placed for adoption. Some pets may need to return for suture removal or rabies vaccinations. You will be notified of any follow-up at the time of adoption.
All dogs have an adoption fee of $40.00 and the following procedures are included:
- Heartworm testing, if old enough, and placement on heartworm prevention
- Routine and rabies vaccinations if old enough. If the dog is not old enough at the time of adoption, you will be instructed when to return for rabies vaccination. This is included in the adoption fee.
- Routine flea prevention
All cats have an adoption fee of $40.00 and the following procedures are included:
- Feline Leukemia Testing
- Routine and rabies vaccinations if old enough. If the cat is not old enough at the time of adoption, you will be instructed when to return for rabies vaccination. This is included in the adoption fee.
- Routine flea prevention
We strive to provide you with a healthy animal at the time of adoption, but there are some things that can be dormant or not show up until a later time. For this reason we highly recommend that you take your new pet to your regular veterinarian for an exam and other vaccines they deem necessary.
**Animal Services now accepts Cash, Money Orders, Credit cards and Debit cards (there is a convenience fee for using credit and debit cards)**
1. Select Adopt
2. Enter 29072 Zip Code
4. Choose Animal Type