Pick It Up Please!

Did you know that 20-30 percent of bacteria in urban streams comes from dog waste? While some animal manure makes good fertilizer, dog waste can contain harmful bacteria & parasites, which adds up to big problems for water quality and human health. Pick it up at home, on walks and at the park. Bag it, tie it, trash it – every time. Read more at


Leash Law Reminder

A reminder from Lexington-Fayette Animal Care and Control: Leash your pet – it’s the law!

All dogs in Fayette County must be on a leash, behind a fence, or on the dog owner’s property and under the owner’s supervision at all times when outside. (That means at public parks, too!)


Doggie Paddle

Lexington Humane Society’s Doggie Paddle is Saturday, September 11 at the Woodland Aquatic Center in Woodland Park, 9 am to 3:30 pm.
Enjoy pet-related vendors and games; shop the LHS merchandise; and mingle with fellow animal lovers.
Please note: Doggie Paddle will be held rain or shine, and there are no refunds for this event.
One person per two dogs required. Registration includes two human entries per dog. Any additional human attendee is an extra cost per person. Responsible pet owners only, please.

Dogs must be up-to-date on vaccinations, per your veterinarian’s recommendation, and city license (if applicable). Proof of rabies vaccination is required upon check-in. Vaccination certificates or tags will suffice. For their safety, puppies under 4 months of age are not permitted at Doggie Paddle, and no retractable leashes will be permitted at the event.


Rabies Vaccination Clinic

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department hosts a low-cost rabies vaccination clinic on Thursday, September 9, 6-9 pm at Douglass Park, 726 Georgetown Street.

In the event of bad weather, the clinic date is subject to change, with September 16 set as the rain date.

All cats and ferrets must be in a carrier, and all dogs must be on leashes.
The clinic also provides pet owners with the opportunity to purchase an animal license if the animal has been spayed or neutered. A license costs more if the animal has not been altered or the owner has no proof of alteration.


This article also appears on page 19 of the September 2021 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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