Pet Resources

LMAS strives to increase pet retention so that less pets become homeless shelter animals. If you are considering surrendering your pet, please explore your options first. There are a number of community resources to help you keep your pet.

LMAS accepts owner-surrendered pets through a process called managed intake, which requires an appointment to surrender your pet. This process is an effort to reduce euthanasia and increase the chance of a favorable outcome for the hundreds of stray and homeless animals in our care.

Surrendering your pet to an overcrowded shelter could result in a negative outcome for your pet or another pet in the shelter, so please exhaust all options before making the decision to do so. Understand that there are a lot of animals in our community that may need our help more than your own animal.

Please explore community pet resources before surrendering your pet...

Behavioral Issues 

Kentucky Humane Society's Free Pet Help Line

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

                    Email: kyhumane.org/help

                    Website: [email protected]

                    (502) 509-4PET [4738]

Saving Sunny Pet Behavior Assistance

Offers in-home behavior support

Website: www.savingsunnyinc.org/

Email: [email protected]

ASPCA Website: 

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

                  www.aspca.org/pet-care/cat-care/common-cat-behavior-issues

Medical Assistance 

Community Cat Help

Alley Cat Advocates

Provides referrals for community cats with illness or injuries

Website: alleycatadvocates.org

Email: [email protected]

(502) 634-8777

Spay/Neuter Help

                 KHS S.N.I.P Clinic 

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

Website: kyhumane.org/snip

Email: [email protected]

(502) 636-3491

*COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to the backlog in appointments, the S.N.I.P. Clinic is not taking new appointments until further notice. We encourage you to contact your full-service veterinarian to schedule a spay or neuter surgery for your pet. If you cannot afford veterinary care, please call our Pet Help Line at 502-509-4738. Assistance is limited, so you will need to speak with one of our Pet Resource Counselors to see if you qualify for assistance.

Louisville Metro Animal Services

Offers referrals to pets at risk of being surrendered to LMAS

Email: [email protected]

(502) 574-5546 

KHS Free Pet Help Line

Offers referrals to local veterinary clinics 

Website: kyhumane.org/help

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

                    Website: nokill-louisville.com

                    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 

                   Website:  mydogeatsfirst.org

                    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 

Website: Savingsunnyinc.org

 

Shamrock Pet Foundation

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

                    Website: shamrockpets.com

                    (502) 585-3220

Woodstock Animal Foundation

                   Finds new homes for surrendered pets

                   Website: woodstockanimalfoundation.org

 

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 Formd
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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