License Your Pet

LMAS is taking additional precautions in response to COVID-19. Animal Control will only respond to serious incidents involving a human and domestic animal in progress, or to assist first responders.

LMAS will remain open for adoptions, fosters, lost and found services, and stray pet surrenders during business hours, from 12-6pm, Monday-Saturday. Please, send questions to us. For more info, click here.

*There will be a grace period for pet owners who cannot get their cat, dog or ferret the required Rabies vaccinaton or provide proof of an up-to-date Rabies vaccination, due to COVID-19. For more info, email us at [email protected].


1 in 3 Pets will become lost in their lifetime. Make sure your pet has a ticket home!

Louisville pets owners must license all dogs, cats and ferrets with LMAS. Pet licensing is a requirement of the Louisville Animal Ordinance. You can purchase a renewable pet license in one-year or three-year increments. You will need proof your pet's Rabies vaccination is up-to-date, to obtain a pet license. 


There are four ways to license your pet


What are the Benefits to Licensing Your Pet?

Being reunited with your pet is just a phone call away: 365 days a year, dispatchers are on duty to help with the process.  For those who find a lost licensed pet, it's your assurance that the pet has its updated rabies shots.  If Animal Services finds your lost pet, we will escort it home.


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Licensing Info & Fees

1 YR Altered (spayed/neutered): $10.00

1 YR Altered - Senior: $5

3 YR Altered: $27.00

3 YR Altered - Senior: $13.50

1 YR Unaltered: $60.00


**Discounted rate for senior citizens' pet licenses - pets must be altered to qualify, limit of two pets per household

Please add $.50 for postage and processing for each license on mail-in applications

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