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LMAS urges public to take precautions after Coyote sightings in LouisvillekY

Louisville, KY., – 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. Animal Control was called to the 1500 block of Schuff lane on Monday, February 18th after 6 Llamas were killed and 7 more were injured in an attack. LMAS cannot confirm whether a coyote, small dog or other animal was responsible for the attack, but residents told animal control they had seen coyotes in the area recently. LMAS urges residents on Schuff Lane and in Strathmoor Village to be on the…

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LouisvilleKY Mobile Clinic to offer Microchipping and Pet Licensing purchase/renewal

Louisville, KY., – Louisville Metro Animal Services is encouraging pet owners to take advantage of an upcoming Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, November 10th from 9am-12pm at Wyandotte Park, 1010 Beecher Street. In addition to one ($10) and three-year ($15) Rabies vaccinations, LMAS will offer microchipping services for cats and dogs for just $25.  So far in 2018, more than one-thousand pets in Jefferson County have been reunited with their owners. But sadly, the majority of cats and dog that entered the LMAS Shelter was not microchipped and could not return home. “Microchipping is a crucial component to remaining a…


LouisvilleKY’s Metro Animal Services breaks ground for new shelter

LouisvilleKY – Mayor Greg Fischer joined Metro Animal Services and Friends of Metro Animal Services (FOMAS) last week for the groundbreaking of a state-of-the-art animal care complex located at 3516 Newburg Road, which will replace the outdated shelter built in 1966. “This modern, full-service animal shelter will help us provide the optimal care that our animals deserve,” Mayor Fischer said. “I’m pleased to see yet another sign of the tremendous progress we’re making as a city and another reflection of our core value of compassion.” The 33,000-square-foot facility can house up to 235 animals. The nearly $11.5 million facility will…

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LouisvilleKY authorities offering reward after dog shot by arrow

LMAS seeking information, FOMAS offers $500 reward     LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – Louisville Metro Animal Services is investigating the death of a dog that was shot with an arrow in the Fairdale area, and a $500 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction for the unacceptable act of cruelty on a defenseless animal. On Wednesday, June 21st at about 5p.m., a man brought to the LMAS shelter an approximately 2-year-old Jack Russell Terrier with a large arrow protruding through its body.  Despite the efforts of staff, the dog died on the way to Jefferson Animal Hospital. The LMAS Animal Control Division is investigating,…


PetSmart Charities® Awards LouisvilleKY’s animal shelter $40K Grant

Funding aimed at reducing pet population through local spay/neuter efforts LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville Metro Animal Services recently received a $40K grant from PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, to help reduce the pet population in Jefferson County. LMAS is using the grant to offer spay/neuter vouchers to Jefferson County residents, which can be redeemed at any Jefferson County Veterinary office or the Kentucky Humane Society SNIP Clinic. “We are thankful PetSmart Charities awarded LMAS this grant so we can offer discounted vouchers to the public,” said shelter director Ozzy Gibson. “It’s another tool in…

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LouisvilleKY’s pet adoption agencies make it easy this weekend to add to your family

Pay no adoption fees on any adoptable animal at Kentucky Humane Society from Black Friday until Cyber Monday. Story and photos from Kentucky Humane Society’s website Louisivlle, KY., – Over Thanksgiving weekend, the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) and Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS) are joining national animal welfare organization Best Friends Animal Society – along with animal shelters across the country – to offer free pet adoptions on all adoptable dogs and cats during the Zappos.com Pawlidayz initiative. This lifesaving event is sponsored by Zappos.com – the online retailer known for its exceptional customer service. Zappos has pledged to donate $1.25 million toward…


How about a new pet for Christmas? Louisville KY shelter to waive adoption fees

Louisville, Ky., – Saturday, November 28, and Sunday, November 29, Louisville Metro Animal Services will waive adoption fees on all animals at their adoption center, the Animal House located at 3516 Newburg Road. Jefferson County residents will still be required to pay $9 for the license. The Animal House is closed on Thanksgiving and the day after Thanksgiving. It will reopen on Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon – 6:00 p.m. The adoption special is only good Saturday and Sunday.