IF YOU NEED A PETS4LIFE APPOINTMENT
Pets4Life now offers 3 types of clinics: Vaccine Clinics, Wellness Appointments and Microchip Clinics. All of our clinics are meant to help pet owners who struggle to provide regular vet care. They are not a replacement for all vet care since we are not equipped to handle vet emergencies, surgeries or chronic conditions. To sign-up for a Vaccine Clinic, or to be put on the waitlist for a Wellness Clinic, visit our 2023 Clinic Signups Page.
IF YOU NEED PETS4LIFE VET RECORDS
If your pet has attended a Pets4Life clinic and you need a copy of vet records, please send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org
IF YOU NEED EMERGENCY VET HELP:
Here are some 24-Hour Emergency Vets in the Louisville area:
Jefferson Animal Hospital: 24-hour Emergency & Wellness Center Phone: 502-966-4104 Location: 4504 Outer Loop, Louisville KY 40219
Metropolitan Veterinary Specialists: 502-266-7007 24-hour facility Location: 11800 Capital Way, Louisville, KY 40299
BluePearl Pet Hospital: 502-244-3036 Location: 13160 Magisterial Drive, Louisville, KY 40223
ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center: 888-426-4435
Pet Poison Helpline: 800-213-6680
IF YOU NEED TO SPEAK TO A VET PROFESSIONAL:
FREE Vet Help-Line. If you have questions about vet care, there is a free help-line available. Please visit the VetIQ Website to speak to a veterinary professional.
IF YOU NEED GENERAL PET ADVICE:
The Kentucky Humane Society’s Pet Resource Services provides free advice for whatever animal issues you are experiencing. Whether you need help managing your cat’s or dog’s behavior or need a referral for affordable spay/neuter services, vaccines, pet-friendly housing, pet food banks or other assistance, call KHS’ Pet Resource Services at 502-509-4PET (4738), send an email at email@example.com . Pet Resource Services answers calls Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If we do not answer your call, please leave a message and we will call you back. Please note: our Pet Resource Services staff are not veterinarians and cannot give medical advice. We can give referrals to veterinarians.
IF YOU NEED OTHER LOW-COST VET CARE:
KHS Care-a-Van: The CARE-a-van is part of KHS initiative to delivering services pet owners who do not have access to affordable veterinary care. For prices and appointments go to the KHS CARE-a-Van page.
TailEnd Vetcare (Located on LMAS Campus) at 3528 Newburg Road. Low-cost vaccinations, annual exams, microchipping, bloodwork parasite testing, x-rays. Low-cost Spay/Neuter and Dental Cleanings. Phone: 502-866-0065. Cat packages: $55-$130, Dog packages: $80-$175, Appointments may be scheduled online at Tail-End Vet Care.
Petco Store Vetco Clinics (Low-cost Pet clinics at several Petco stores). Rabies (1 or 3 year) $22, Healthy Dog Package $79-$125, Healthy Cat Package $75. Clinic locations and appointment may be booked Vetco Clinic Appointments.
Feeder Supply Vet Clinics by VetIQ: Low cost vet services held at Louisville area Feeder Supply Stores. Packages and individual services, as well as yearly plans. For more information: Feeder Supply Vet Prices Check out the schedule at Feeder Supply Vet Clinics.
KHS Vet Voucher: If you qualify, you may be able to get a vet voucher for vet services from Kentucky Humane Society. Call KHS’ Pet Resource Services at 502-509-4PET (4738), send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
IF YOU NEED HOME VET CARE: Home Care Veterinarians
|At Home Veterinary Service||Dr. Chele Zehnder||502-345-3863|
|Derby City Veterinary Services||Dr. Bridgette Dean-Hines||502-758-5558|
|Hearts Ease Veterinary Hospice||Dr. Courtney Bennett & Dr. Nathanial Cook||502-715-2536|
|Mobile Vet Practice||Dr. Laurelee Rubsch||502-552-0897|
|Pet Call Veterinary Care||Dr. Steven Dill||502-499-7265|
|Pet Call Inc||Dr. Janie Farnsworth||812-923-9820|
|The Advetcate||Dr. Isaac Croudep||502-608-2426|
DOMESTIC ABUSE SAFE HAVEN PROGRAM
The Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) and The Center for Women & Families established the Safe Haven Program to help care for the pets of domestic violence survivors by offering a “safe haven” for their pets. While survivors seek help and shelter from abusive living situations, KHS provides a safe, anonymous home for their beloved dogs and cats. This program not only provides a safe place for the pets, but also helps puts the family at ease, knowing their furry friends will receive care and love until they can be reunited. If you need help, contact The Center for Women and Families crisis line at 1-844-237-2331.
IF YOU ARE HOMELESS AND NEED PET HELP (Food, Medical Care or ESA)
My Dog Eats First: If you are homeless and your pet is in need of medical care or food that you cannot afford, please call 502-694-2746.
Emotional Support Animal Assistance: Did you know that Federal law recognizes the importance of Emotional Support Animals? Owners of emotional support animals are given certain protections under federal law which enable them to live with their ESAs (even in no-pet buildings). MDEF helps people experiencing homelessness get their pets certified.
IF YOU NEED PET FOOD: Pet Food Banks
Pet Food Pantry: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church 901 Baxter Avenue. 502-451-6066 The Pet Food Pantry is open on the 3th Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. downstairs in our parish hall. Guest must provide a valid form of I.D. and proof of current address each visit.
Kentucky Humane Society Pet Food Help: Pet food assistance is available to qualifying pet owners who first fill out a COVID-19 Pet Food Assistance Application. Due to staffing limitations, pet owners must first fill out the online application. A Pet Help-Line counselor will call to gather information and explain the program.
No Kill Louisville Pet Food Bank Regular food banks held at 135 Commerce Center Place, Louisville, KY 40211. Must complete an application and be approved. Email email@example.com or call 502-536-8738 Website: https://www.nokill-louisville.com/pet-food-bank
IF YOUR PET IS LOST
Contact Louisville Metro Animal Services at LMAS Lost & Found Page to report your pet is lost: If your pet is microchipped, contact the microchip company to report that your pet is missing, lost or stolen. You can also view photos of strays that have been received. Be sure to keep a current photo and records to proof ownership. You may also post fliers and photos to Lost and Found groups on Facebook.
IF YOU FIND A PET
If you see a stray cat or dog, try to capture and contain the animal if circumstances permit. Then, first thing to check is the collar for tags with contact information. If you’re unable to safely capture the pet or reach the owner, contact Louisville Metro Animal Services: (502) 473-7387 for assistance. Check out LMAS Lost & Found Page to report an animal lost or found.
HOW TO CHANGE YOUR PET’S MICROCHIP
If you have moved or changed phone numbers or email address, then it’s important to change your pet’s microchip information. If you obtained your pet from another person, the microchip change must be initiated by the previous owner. If you have the microchip number, then you may do a universal search to find the correct company. Here are some contact numbers for common microchip companies:
Home Again 888-466-3242
IF YOU NEED HELP WITH STRAY UNOWNED CATS/KITTENS
Alley Cat Neighborhoods Program: The program developed in partnership with Louisville’s Metro Animal Services (MAS) and funded by a grant from PetSmart Charities. Do you feed stray, unowned cats? Provides referrals for community cats with illness or injuries. Call Alley Cats for help at 502-634-8777 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
IF YOU NEED FREE OR LOW COST SPAY/NEUTER
If your pet is a Pitbull type breed:
SNIP CLINIC: Free Spay/Neuter for Pit Bull Terriers. Because of the overpopulation of this breed in our area, the S.N.I.P. Clinic offers FREE spay/neuter surgeries for pit bull terriers. The S.N.I.P. Clinic is located at 4918 Preston Highway, Louisville KY 40213. Call to schedule your pet’s appointment 502-636-3491. When calling for the free Pitbull surgery, please indicate you are requesting this service so you can be scheduled appropriately.
If your pet is not a Pitbull type breed:
Shamrock Foundation: For pets that need spay/neuter and wellness services, you can request a voucher from the Shamrock Foundation to receive a spay/neuter voucher. To request a voucher call Shamrock at (502) 585-3220. Be sure to leave a DETAILED message including your name, number and that you need help with spay/neuter for your pet.
KHS Care-a-Van: The CARE-a-van is now doing Spay/Neuter events in multiple locations. Dogs $80-$95 (must be under 8 years and less than 50 pounds). Cats $60-$70. For more information and to schedule: KHS CARE-a-Van page.
SNIP CLINIC: Low-Cost Spay/Neuter. The S.N.I.P. Clinic offers low-cost spay/neuter surgeries. Surgery Prices: Cat – Female $70, Cat – Male $60, Dog – Female $95, Dog – Male $80. The S.N.I.P. Clinic is located at 4918 Preston Highway, Louisville KY 40213. Call to schedule your pet’s appointment 502-636-3491.
Kentucky Humane Society: ‘Financial Fix’ Voucher. If you are unable to afford low-cost services, the S.N.I.P. Clinic offers financial assistance options to those who qualify. Please call 502-636-3491 to learn about our “Financial Fix” program and how you can apply. Assistance is limited, so you will need to speak with one of their Pet Resource Counselors to see if you qualify for assistance.
TailEnd Vetcare (Located on LMAS Campus) Located at 3528 Newburg Road. Low-cost Spay/Neuter (Cats $60-$75 and Dogs $85-$125). Phone: 502-866-0065. Consultations may be scheduled online at Tail-End Vet Care.
Note: If you have exhausted all of these options: Please email awclouisville@gmail and ask for further assistance.
IF YOU NEED A PET LICENSE
Louisville Metro Animal Services: (502) 473-7387. Contact LMAS for Pet Licenses. $10 for altered pets and $60 for unaltered pets (S/N vouchers may be available)
IF YOU NEED TO REHOME A PET
If you are no longer able to keep and care for your pet, be sure to rehome your pet through a legal, reputable organization. Do not just give your pet away to a stranger or sell your pet. Using a legal, reputable rescue/shelter helps to ensure that the pet is cared for and not mistreated in the future. There are many rescues and organizations, but here are just a few to consider:
Kentucky Humane Society
Animal House Adoption Center
Animal Care Society
IF YOU NEED GENERAL PET ADVICE OR OTHER HELP
Kentucky Humane Society: Free Pet Help Line – 502-509-4PET (4738). Anyone in our community can call to receive free advice on all things pet-related
Better Pet Website: Advice from a team of pet experts. Check here lots of information on pet care and safey: Better Pet Website
Best Friends Animal Society: Pet care information https://bestfriends.org/resources
Other resources in Kentucky: https://lowincomerelief.com/kentucky-pets-resources/