Lexington Humane Society preparing to reopen, needing donations

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT)- With an infection killing four dogs and other animals ill, the Lexington Humane Society says they are losing money every day and are now asking for help.

The Lexington Humane Society's doors have been shut for over a week now while employees clean and treat hundreds of animals that may have been in contact with "strep zoo." Employees at the center say the infection has cost them between $17 and 20 thousand dollars in treatment costs. They believe the week-long closure has cost them around $50 thousand dollars in revenue.

They say the community is now pulling together to raise money for the center and its animals.

"It is very heartwarming to know that lots of different businesses in the community are coming together to help the Lexington Humane Society animals," Ashley Hammond with the Humane Society tells WKYT's Lauren Minor. "It's very wonderful and we rely on that community support."

Whole Foods in the Summit shopping center will be one business to step up and help. They will be hosting a fundraiser on December 16 and 17 where people can drop off donations. The event is scheduled to begin at four on Saturday and Six on Sunday.

The Humane Society says they will reopen to the public on Monday at noon.

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