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Address and hours of operation

Adoptable animals

LMAS Mission Statement

LMAS Core Values

Who's who


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Address and hours of operation

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 - Sunday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Fridays: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Closed on Mondays and holidays


502-473-PETS (7387)


Adoptable animals

LMAS has a number of pets in need of loving, forever homes. Please browse our adoptables and consider saving a shelter animal!


LMAS mission statement

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.


LMAS core values

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.


Who’s who?

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

Amanda Crook – Adoption Supervisor

Shannon Riley – Rescue Coordinator

Stephanie Jackson – Foster Coordinator   

Laura Crook – Public Education and Volunteer Coordinator



LRR – Live Release Rate

In 2018, Louisville Metro Animal Services qualified as a No Kill Shelter for time and space for the second consecutive year. To view our annual report, click here.

Zero shelter pets were Euthanized last year because the shelter ran out of space and time for them.

In 2018, the live release rate for dogs was 94.7% compared to 90.8% in 2017.

The LRR for cats in 2018 was 95.8%, up from 93.8% in 2017. 

Increased Pet Adoptions

LMAS found homes for more than 2,900 shelter pets in 2018

Lost Pets Reunited with Owners

In 2018,  1,253 animals were reunited with the owners, thanks to efforts to license and microchip pets, helping more pets to find their way home after becoming lost. 

Community Cat Ordinance – passed in April 2012

The Community Cat Ordinance, passed by the Louisville Metro Council, allows LMAS to return stray cats to the area where they were found, after being vaccinated, altered and ear tipped. The ordinance decreased the number of cats picked up as strays by Animal Control.  It is now “OK” to be a community cat.  This treat and release program has also decreased the number of kittens being born in Louisville.

Improved community relationships

Rescue groups
Interagency collaborations such as the LMPD liaison program with the ACOs
Veterans groups
Metro Council Town Halls

Improved agency image in the community

Improved media relationships
Public education events and activities in the community
Social media    
Increased level of transparency at all levels of the agency wherever possible


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