LEXINGTON, Ky. – CHI Saint Joseph Health is partnering with the Lexington Humane Society to offer reduced fees for pet adoptions, allowing more Lexington residents to experience the health benefits of pet companionship. Through the partnership, residents can adopt dogs, cats and kittens available at all LHS locations for a $25 fee on Friday, June 25, and Saturday, June 26.
CHI Saint Joseph Health believes in the power of human kindness, connection and companionship to improve health, and the same can be said about our connection to our pets.
A recent survey from CHI Saint Joseph Health showed how beneficial four-legged friends can be: 64% of pet parents said their pet taught them skills that helped them improve their personal relationships, 75% said their pet taught them how to show kindness to others.
What’s more, pets can help improve our health and wellbeing, with 92% of pet parents sharing their pet made them happier, and 79% sharing their pet has made them healthier.
LHS will extend its hours at the main campus location (1600 Old Frankfort Pike) on June 25 and 26 from noon to 8 p.m. so residents have more time to find their perfect companion.
The promotion will be offered at all LHS adoption locations, including the LHS Everyday Adoption Center inside of PetSmart, located at the Hamburg Pavilion. The organization will also hand out a ‘Companion Pass’ to those who may not immediately find their match, honoring the $25 adoption fee through Aug. 15, 2021.
The companion adoption event is an extension of CHI Saint Joseph Health’s new Hello humankindness movement that is grounded in the philosophy that while medicine has the ability to cure, our shared humanity has the power to heal – mind, body and spirit.
This philosophy is a continuation of CHI Saint Joseph Health’s longstanding practice to care for each patient with kindness, empathy and respect, in addition to providing world-class medical excellence to the community.
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