LMAS Shelter nears Max Capacity; Redemption fees waived for July
Director announces amnesty in an effort to reduce kennel overcrowding as shelter struggles to manage increase in stray pets
The Louisville Metro Animal Services shelter is near maximum capacity, so in an effort to reduce kennel overcrowding, all redemption fees for impounded stray pets at the LMAS shelter are waived for the month of July.
“We always struggle during the summer months and reached capacity a couple of times in June,” said Ozzy Gibson, LMAS shelter Director. “I can't for the life of me figure out why citizens don’t come and get their pets.”
LMAS makes every effort to prevent shelter overcrowding, but a simple way keep to pets out of the shelter isn’t being fully utilized. A Louisville ordinance requires Jefferson county residents to license their dog or cat with LMAS.
Many are unaware of the requirement, or that a license could prevent their pet from being impounded, and the fees associated with their stay. Pet licenses can be purchased or renewed at the LMAS Shelter, Animal House Adoption Center, by mail or online.
LMAS also offers vouchers to help pet owners with the cost of spay/neuter surgery, while a number of local animal organizations offer resources for pet owners who need assistance. To view a list of resources such as pet food banks and low-cost veterinary services, click here.
*Amnesty for stray pets at the LMAS Shelter begins July 1st through July 31st. Only pet owners with no previous violations will receive amnesty and court cases are not included. Owners are still responsible for the cost of microchip, licensing and vaccinations.
Pets can be claimed at the LMAS Shelter, located at 3705 Manslick Road, Monday-Friday 12-6pm; and Saturdays 11-2pm.
To view all stray pets currently at the LMAS Shelter, click here.
To view a complete list of fees associated with the impoundment of a stray, click here.