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:  


Sep 6 2017 Animal Services & Kentucky Humane Society offer second low-cost vaccine clinic for dog flu


$10 vaccines offered Sept. 7, 4-7pm, in Portland neighborhood

Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS) and the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) are teaming up to offer local dog owners $10 vaccines against canine influenza, or dog flu, on Thursday, Sept. 7, from 4-7 p.m. at My Dog Eats First headquarters, 2509 Portland Avenue in Louisville.

Jul 24 2017 LMAS Pay It Forward FREE Adoption Promotion Surpasses Six Month Milestone

Pay It Forward

Jun 30 2017 LMAS Urges Pet Owners to Take Extra Precautions During July 4th Celebrations

As people make preparations for Fourth of July celebrations, Louisville Metro Animal Services asks that you keep your pets in mind. Each year, pets across the country find their way into shelters during this festive time. While many look forward to the traditional celebratory sights and sounds of fireworks glowing and booming across the sky, this can be a scary experience for pets.

Mar 21 2017 Health officials warn against giving baby chicks or ducklings as gifts to children

Now that spring is here, and Easter is approaching, Louisville health officials are cautioning people against giving baby chicks, ducklings or other live poultry to children as gifts.

Mar 6 2017 Donations Needed as Kitten Season Approaches

As the weather begins to grow warmer and the days, longer, female cats go into their heat cycle. The spring and summer months not only produce warmer temperatures, but hundreds upon hundreds of kittens across communities.

Several hundred of those kittens end up at Louisville Metro Animal Services. Caring for them requires a lot of attention and resources. Neonatal kittens need to be bottle fed every two hours. Sick kittens require around-the-clock care.

Feb 23 2017 LMAS to Host Yoga Cats Event

Woman holding cat on yoga mat   Women practicing yoga near cat

Dec 22 2016 LMAS to Offer $10 Adoption Fees During Special

A $10 adoptions special will begin Tuesday, Dec. 27 and run through Saturday, Jan. 1. Stop by the Animal House Adoption Center (3516 Newburg Rd.) to take advantage of this deal, which was made possible through sponsorship by the Best Friends Animal Society. The goal is to get pets home for the holidays. Help us make that happen and adopt today! The normal adoption fee is $135-$150 for dogs and $50-$75 for cats.

Dec 22 2016 Former LMAS Shelter Animal Becomes Service Dog

A former LMAS shelter animal is doing BIG things these days! Benson came to LMAS with heartworms.

Dec 16 2016 Starting Friday: FREE ADOPTIONS for first 25 adopters

Thanks to a donation from the Bluegrass Boxer Club, Inc., LMAS will be waiving adoption fees for 25 adopters.

Dec 1 2016 Pet photos with Santa

Get in the pawliday spirit and let Santa pose for a picture with your pet! For the very first time, Louisville Metro Animal Services is offering pet photos with Santa to benefit its homeless shelter animals. ALL PROCEEDS go to them! For $15 you get a professional photo of your pet with Santa Paws. The photo will be printed on-the-spot. You will also be e-mailed a digital copy.

Jul 20 2016 Ozzy Gibson - New LMAS Director

Meet Ozzy Gibson, director of Louisville of Metro Animal Services (LMAS). He is a 26-year veteran of Louisville Metro Police (LMPD).