LMAS Harshaw Family Foudation Animal Shelter:
3528 Newburg Road
Louisville, KY 40218
Monday – Saturday: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Closed on Sundays and some holidays
Animal House Adoption Center:
3516 Newburg Road
Louisville, KY 40218
Monday - Sunday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Fridays: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Closed some holidays
LMAS has the largest selection of adoptable pets in need of loving, forever homes. Please browse our current adoptable pets 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
Amanda Crook – Adoption Supervisor
Shannon Riley – Rescue Coordinator
Stephanie Jackson – Foster Coordinator
LRR – Live Release Rate
The new LMAS Harshaw Family Foundation Animal Shelter opened in October 2019, replacing the outdated facility on Manslick Rd. which opened in 1966.
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
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