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    

May 21 2018 PetSmart Charities® Awards LMAS $40K Grant

Funding aimed at reducing pet population through local spay/neuter efforts

Feb 27 2018 Pay it Forward Explained

Pay It Forward is paying off for Metro Animal Services and its shelter pets. Hundreds of cats and dogs have been adopted into loving homes for Free since the program began! Pay It Forward relies on donations which allows MAS to waive adoption fees for certain cats and dogs. Below explains how the program works.

Feb 8 2018 Mayor Fischer, Louisville Metro Animal Services celebrate history-making 2017

City’s only open intake shelter achieves no-kill status for time or space

Jan 7 2018 LMAS shelter rescue travels 1K miles to forever home!

Sometimes happy endings aren't so close to home for homeless pets who come through the LMAS shelter.

Oct 5 2017 Top Reasons to Adopt an Older Dog

Almost everyone loves puppies; where there's one, the ooh and aahs are sure to follow. But raising puppies comes with its own struggles. For first time pet owners, it can be too much work. Many people overlook older dogs, for the new puppy experience. The puppy stage doesn't last long, so it may be more beneficial for new pet parents to adopt an older or senior citizen dogs. Check out our list of the Top Reasons to Adopt an Older Dog: