Sep 14 2020 LMAS Waives All Fees To Reclaim A Pet

Louisville Metro Animal Services announces all redemption fees are waived for pets owners who claim their pet at the LMAS Shelter. Friends of Metro Animal Services (FOMAS) is covering all fees in an effort to help pet owners facing financial hardship during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Aug 20 2020 Study finds LMAS, Alley Cat Advocates Partnership Significantly Reduced Louisville’s Stray Cat Population

A new study finds LMAS, Alley Cat Advocates Partnership Significantly Reduced Louisville’s Stray Cat Population

Jul 29 2020 Petco Foundation Invests in Lifesaving Work at Louisville Metro Animal Services

LMAS receives $25K grant from Petco Foundation

Jul 15 2020 LMAS Offers Pet Safety Tips for Extreme Heat

What to do to keep pets safe when temperatures soar


Louisville Metro Animal Services reminds pets owners extreme heat exposure can be dangerous to pets, causing heatstroke, and even death.  Pet owners should follow these tips to keep their four-legged companions safe when temperatures soar.

Jun 30 2020 LMAS: Keep Pets at Home During July 4th Celebrations

Louisville Metro Animal Services reminds pets owners to keep their four-legged companions safe during 4th of July weekend. While many look forward to the traditional celebratory sights and sounds of fireworks in the sky, it can be a scary experience for pets. The loud noises associated with the 4th of July often result in frightened pets running off, and a spike in stray animals entering local animal shelters.

Jun 11 2020 LMAS Receives Foster Care Stimulus Grant

The Maddie's Fund Pet Foster Care Stimulus Grant provides crucial funding amid COVID-19 pandemic

Mar 19 2020 LMAS Takes Precautions in Response to COVID-19
On the recommendation of the Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, Louisville Metro Animal Services is taking precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Dec 31 2019 Metro Animal Services Announces Amnesty for Pet Licensing the month of January

Metro Animal Services will waive penalties for Jefferson County pet owners who purchase or renew Pet Licensing by Jan. 31. The Louisville Metro Animal Ordinance requires owners of cats, dogs and ferrets to purchase a one-year license for every pet.  

Dec 10 2019 Metro Animal Services, KHS join Empty The Shelters Event Dec. 13-14

All adoptions FREE at Animal House & LMAS Shelter, $25 dog adoptions and $0 cat adoptions at KHS on Dec. 13-14


(Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019) – BISSELL Pet Foundation (BPF) is aiming to bring holiday hope to homeless pets with its national Empty the Shelters – Holiday Hope event. This Friday and Saturday, BPF will support over 110 shelters by offering reduced-fee pet adoptions – Metro Animal Services (MAS) including the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS).

Oct 22 2019 Online Animal Abuse Registry goes live
Convicted offenders required to self-report; pet organizations must check list before adopting out or selling a pet

Animal Abuser Registry

Oct 21 2019 Mayor Fischer, Metro Animal Services and advocates celebrate opening of new Animal Shelter

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined Metro Animal Services and Friends of Metro Animal Services (FOMAS) for a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open a state-of-the-art animal shelter at 3516 Ne

Jul 10 2019 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.

Feb 19 2019 LMAS urges public to take precautions after Coyote sightings

Louisville Metro Animal Services is urging residents in Strathmoore Village and on Schuff Lane to take precautions after multiple sightings of coyotes in the area recently.

Jan 14 2019 Grace Period to obtain Pig Permit from LMAS ends Jan. 28th

Pot-bellied pigThe Louisville Metro Council has amended an ordinance which revised requirements for swine kept as pets in Jefferson County, and granted own

Dec 7 2018 LMAS waives redemption fees to reduce shelter overcrowding

Amnesty offered to dog owners who claim their pet