Animal Care Center:
3705 Manslick Road
Louisville, KY 40215
Monday – Friday: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Closed on Sundays and holidays
Animal House Adoption Center:
3516 Newburg Road
Louisville, KY 40205
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Fridays: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Closed on Mondays and holidays
LMAS has a number of pets in need of loving, forever homes. Please browse our adoptables and consider saving a shelter animal!
The Department of Animal Services has a fundamental mission to protect public health and safety, ensure the humane treatment of animals and provide quality, professional service to the public. LMAS serves as an authority in animal welfare by creating and preserving a safe and humane community for both people and animals. LMAS strives to eliminate the euthanasia of adoptable animals in Louisville Metro through education, community engagement, enforcement and leadership efforts.
What the department provides to residents to fulfill its mission and help meet Louisville Metro Government’s 5 strategic objectives.
* Animal Care & Sheltering - To ensure the health, wellness and humane care of the animals in the care and custody of the Department of Animal Services.
* Field Services, Enforcement, & Rescue - To protect and serve the citizens and animals of Louisville Metro through response, education, collaboration and enforcement.
* Community Engagement - To educate and inform the public of all ages about animal-related issues including responsible pet ownership, the humane treatment of animals and adoption. Engage the community through education, collaboration and volunteerism to support animal welfare.
* Animal Adoption & Placement - To care for the homeless and abandoned animals in our care and custody and to secure a permanent, loving home for every healthy adoptable animal in our care.
* Administrative & Licensing - To provide quality, professional customer service to the citizens of Louisville Metro.
Ozzy Gibson – Director
Jerry Foley – Deputy Director
Ashley Book-Assistant Director
Adam Hamilton– Animal Control Officer I
Skip Kalkhof – Administrative Coordinator
Teeya Barnes – Public Information Supervisor
Amanda Wolfe – Animal Care Supervisor
Brenda Keel – Interim Veterinary Services Supervisor
Amanda Crook – Adoption Supervisor
Shannon Riley – Rescue Coordinator
Stephanie Jackson – Foster Coordinator
Laura Crook – Public Education and Volunteer Coordinator
LRR – Live Release Rate
In 2016, 86% of the pets at Louisville Metro Animal Services left the shelter alive. That number has grown from 66% in 2012. LMAS strives every day to decrease its euthanasia rate and find loving homes for its shelter pets.
The LRR for dogs in 2016 was 84%. That's an increase from 78% in 2012.
86% of cats made it out of the LMAS shelter alive in 2016. Compare that to 53% in 2012.
Community Cat Ordinance – passed in April 2012
Allows LMAS to return stray cats after being vaccinated, altered and ear tipped to where they had been found thriving. Fewer cats were therefore picked up. It is now “OK” to be a community cat. This program has decreased the number of kittens being born.
Improved community relationships
Interagency collaborations such as the LMPD liaison program with the ACOs
Metro Council Town Halls
Improved agency image in the community
Improved media relationships
Public education events and activities in the community
Increased level of transparency at all levels of the agency wherever possible