Pet news in Lexington, KY – August 2019

Pet news in Lexington, KY – August 2019

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Photo by Megan McCardwell/ Ace

NEWS

Dog Days of Summer

As the summer heat sets in, it is important to keep pets in mind. Below are some helpful tips from Lexington Emergency Management for dogs, cats, and small pets to keep them cool during the summer.

  • ALWAYS have cool water accessible
  • Make frozen treats to help cool your pet off after a long walk
  • Provide a shaded area that fully covers your dog or cat for best protection
  • NEVER leave your pet in the vehicle unattended. The temperature in your car can be 20 degrees hotter than it is outside
  • To check the pavement, put the palm of your hand on the pavement and hold it there for 10 seconds. If it’s too hot for your hand, it’s too hot for your dog’s paws
  • Walk your pet during cooler times of the day such as early morning or late evening

Donation to the Lexington Humane Society

Photo by Megan McCardwell/ Ace

Origin Hotel celebrated their Ribbon Cutting in The Summit at Fritz Farm by donating a check for $2,500 to their nonprofit partner, the Lexington Humane Society.

Masterson Station Dog Park under construction

Construction began on Monday, July 29 at the Masterson Station Dog Park for improvements to become ADA compliant. This construction will take approximately 2 weeks to complete. They will close one paddock at a time to allow dogs and families to still visit.

EVENTS

Sunday August 4

Yappy Hour, 4 pm, Mirror Twin Brewing

Saturday August 10

Lexington Pit Crew Meet & Greet, 2 pm, Hollywood Feed (The Summit)

Saturday August 17

Wiener Dog Races, 7 pm, Red Mile

Saturday August 24

Doodle Breed Meetup, 11 am, Southern Barker

Saturday September 7

Lexington Humane Society Doggie Paddle, 9 am, Woodland Aquatic Center

Sunday October 20

Woodford Humane Society Canine Olympics, noon, Falling Springs Park (Versailles)

This article also appears on page 20 of the August 2019 print edition of Ace Weekly.

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