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April is Heartworm Awareness Month. The American Heartworm Society reports that more than one million dogs currently have heartworm disease.

 

Thursday April 5

Visit Pivot Brewing for Yappy Hour on the 1st Thursday of every month, Pivot Brewing will donate a portion from every flight ordered to the Lexington Humane Society animals.

 

Saturday April 14

Head over to Masterson Station Park on April 14 at 11 am for The Great Pug Run 5k. Help raise money and awareness for the Bluegrass Pug Rescue. This “doggie friendly” race welcomes competitive runners and walkers, but also has a virtual runner/walker category for those who cannot physically join but want to support the Bluegrass Pug Rescue.

 

Take a trip to Feeders Supply on Richmond Road to see adorable puppies. Head over at noon to find a furry friend and benefit the Paris Animal Welfare Society.

 

A Dog Day Afternoon is a dog adoption meet and greet at Shake Shake in the Summit. Lexington Humane Society encourages you to come and bring your pooch.

 

Wednesday April 18

Place an order at either Marco’s Pizza location on April 18th from 11am-11pm and Marco’s will donate a portion of your order to Lexington Humane Society.

 

Saturday April 21

On April 21st from 1pm-3pm Southern Barker is hosting a “Featured Dog” from the Lexington Humane Society. Everyone is welcome to stop by and meet the Featured Dog, who will be in need of a new home.

 

Monday April 30

April 30 is Adopt A Shelter Pet Day so go out and find a new best friend.

 

This article also appears on page 5 of the March 2018 printed edition of the Hamburg Journal.

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