LFD Makes Dog Rescue.

On Aug. 7, the Lexington Fire Department responded to a call of a trapped dog in a storm sewer on the 2300 block of Lake Park Rd. The dog, Charlie, had fallen an estimated 15 feet inside the storm sewer. 

Abby with Charlie after he was rescued

But fire crews, which consisted of around 12 firefighters, quickly went to work to rescue Charlie. A hazmat supervisor monitored the air quality before setting up the Arizona vortex for a confined space rescue. Captain Dustin Whited picked Firefighter Josh Day for the assignment. 

“I picked him because he’s a big dog lover,” Whited said. “He loves his dogs at home. You don’t know what kind of temperament that dog is going to have when you get down in there. Abby, the owner, said that typically it was a pretty passive dog, but she’s very protective of (Abby). He had to get down there and make friends, and then he tied a harness around the dog with a rope to haul her out.” 

It only took around 10 minutes to make the rescue. 

“We all work as a crew,” Whited said. “I had two or three guys that were operating rope, and I had an edge attendant that’srunning the hole. We’ve got one guy going in the hole to rescue the dog, a backup guy for him. Our hazmat guy there. It’s a team effort. Everybody had a job to do and they all did it well.” 


Paint Your Own Pet Class 

Artist Connor Query will be hosting the Lexington Pit Crew community for a “Paint Your Own Pet” class on Sunday, September 11th between 12-2pm!

The cost of the class is $50, and 15% of the class proceeds will be donated to LPC. All attendees will get to take home the ornament they paint as well as an “Adopt Don’t Shop” ornament wood-burned by Connor herself. Please follow the link to purchase tickets and further instructions from Connor.

Mirror Twin is giving all PYOP ticket-holders a special Pit Crew Happy Hour special – $1 off all flagship beers! Tito’s will be present from 1-5pm with lots of dog swag.

Feel free to bring your pups to hang out with you while you paint! It might be crowded, so keep in mind the space/behavioral needs – thank you!

Where did Lexington rank on this list of “2022’s Most Pet-Friendly Cities”?

With animal parents in mind, WalletHub recently compared the pet-friendliness of the 100 largest U.S. cities across 23 key metrics.

Lexington came in at #7 nationally on the list of the “2022’s Most Pet-Friendly Cities.”