Pet Resources

LMAS strives to increase pet retention so that less pets become homeless shelter animals. We understand caring for a pet can come with setbacks and frustrations. You may even get to a point where you feel like rehoming your pet is the only option.  At LMAS, we believe pets are happiest with their family and we are here to assist in any way we can, so you don't have to give up a beloved pet.

Please explore community pet resources before trying to surrender your pet...

Behavioral Issues 

Kentucky Humane Society's Free Pet Help Line

                    Offers free, over-the-phone behavioral advice and referrals


                    Website: [email protected]

                    (502) 509-4PET [4738]

Saving Sunny Pet Behavior Assistance

Offers in-home behavior support


Email: [email protected]

ASPCA Website: 

                  Suggestions, tips, and tricks for training and  troubleshooting behavior issues in pets


Medical Assistance 

Community Cat Help

Alley Cat Advocates

Provides referrals for community cats with illness or injuries


Email: [email protected]

(502) 634-8777

Spay/Neuter Help

                 KHS S.N.I.P Clinic 

                 Discounted spay/neuter surgeries; free spaying/neutering for Pit Bulls


Email: [email protected]

(502) 636-3491

Louisville Metro Animal Services

Offers referrals to pets at risk of being surrendered to LMAS

Email: animals[email protected]

(502) 574-5546 

KHS Free Pet Help Line

Offers referrals to local veterinary clinics 


Email: [email protected]

(502) 509-4738

Pet Food Assistance 

No Kill Louisville Pet Food Bank

                    First and third Saturdays of the month, appointment only 

                    3135 Commerce Center Place, 40211


                    Email: [email protected]

                    (502) 536-8738d

Church of the Advent Pet Food Bank

                    Third Saturday of the month, 9-11 a.m. 

                    901 Baxter Ave. 40204

                    (505) 451-6066

My Dog Eats First

                    Provides assistance to the homeless and needy 


                    Email: [email protected]

                    (502) 694-2746

Other Resources

Saving Sunny

Their monthly Community Dog Resource Center (CDRC) offers pet food, pet supplies (leashes, collars, nametags), medications, spay/neuter vouchers and transportation, and in-home behavior assistance as an alternative to surrendering your pet. 

*The CDRC is open the last Saturday of every month from 11 am until supplies are gone

Beechmont Community Center, 205 W. Wellington Ave 



Shamrock Pet Foundation

Provides programs such as spay/neuter, public education and adoption events


                    (502) 585-3220

Woodstock Animal Foundation

                   Finds new homes for surrendered pets



Rehoming your Pet

If after seeking community resources and you still need to rehome your pet, you can do using Rehome. is a trusted non-profit organization and their dedicated team of pet experts offers you support throughout the process of rehoming your pet. They offer expert advice and safe meeting zones to provide a safer alternative to online classifieds. To get started visit Rehome and follow these steps:

  1. Create a profile for the pet you are needing to rehome
  2. Review adoption applications 
  3. Meet adopters
  4. Final 

If after considerable effort, you’ve been unsuccessful in re-homing your pet, you can request to surrender your pet to Louisville Metro Animal Services by filling-out and submitting a Pet History form.

You can complete the Pet History form in-person at the LMAS Harshaw Family Foundation Animal Shelter, located at 3528 Newburg Rd., during business hour or online:

Click here for the Dog Pet History Form
Click here for the Cat Pet History Form
Click here for the Non-Cat/Dog Pet History Form

Once LMAS has reviewed the pet history form, a staff member will contact the owner to discuss the best options for the animal. To contact the intake office, click here.

Owners who surrender a dog will be charged a $45 impoundment fee. For owners who surrender a cat, there will be a $35 impoundment fee.

There may be additional medical costs depending upon your animal's veterinary records. Any animal determined by LMAS to be stray, sick, injured or aggressive will be accepted immediately, without an appointment. 

Receiving hours for stray, sick, injured or aggressive animals are from Noon to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The LMAS Harshaw Family Foundation Shelter is closed Sundays.

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