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 additional precautions, in response to 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 19 2019 LMAS Offers Pet Safety Tips for Extreme Heat

What to do to keep animals cool and safe when temperatures soar

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

Nov 6 2018 LMAS to hold Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic

Mobile Clinic to offer Microchipping and Pet Licensing purchase/renewal for Jefferson County Residents

Oct 25 2018 Long-Stay VIP Champions Program finds homes for long term shelter dogs

Long-Stay Champion Adoptions include a VIP package worth more than $500 in savings

Aug 9 2018 FOMAS Announces New Executive Director


Susanna M. Westerfield to spearhead fundraising efforts and expand community outreach in support of LMAS

Susanna Westerfield, FOMAS, board of directors

Jul 11 2018 LMAS Shelter Near Maximum Capacity; Adoption Fees Waived for All Shelter Pets
Public encouraged to adopt to make room for incoming stray animals 

The Louisville Metro Animal Services Animal Care Facility is operating near maximum capacity so LMAS has waived adoption fees for all adoptable pets  the month of July, to make sure there is room for incoming stray animals.

Jun 25 2018 Reward Offered in Death of Dog Shot with Arrow

LMAS seeking information, FOMAS offers $500 reward