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Pets4life Services:

IF YOU NEED A PETS4LIFE WELLNESS APPOINTMENT
Wellness Appointments 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. Slots are limited, therefore these appointments are reserved for adult pets that are spayed/neutered, kittens/puppies who need vaccines but are too young for surgery, and pets that can’t have surgery due to age or health conditions. To be put on the waitlist, complete the Appointment Request Form. Note: After completing the form, check your email regularly for clinic information.

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 awclouisville@gmail.com

Other Needs:

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

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 OTHER LOW-COST 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.

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 AdvetcateDr. Isaac Croudep 502-608-2426


IF YOU ARE HOMELESS AND YOU NEED HELP WITH YOUR PET
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. 



IF YOU NEED PET FOOD: Pet Food Banks

My Dog Eats First: Free pet food & supplies to under-served individuals on Waggle Wednesdays are held the 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month at 7:00 pm at The Table, 1800 Portland Avenue Note: This program is currently on hold.

Kentucky Humane Society Covid Pet Food Bank 2020: 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 petfoodbank@nokill-louisville.com or call 502-536-8738 Website: https://www.nokill-louisville.com/pet-food-bank   

Saving Sunny Community Dog Resource Center (CDRC): Due to the pandemic, Saving Sunny is offering drive-through CDRC and spay/neuter vouchers at the Beechmont Community Center (205 W Wellington Avenue). Community members can obtain free dog food, flea/tick prevention, ID tags from Louisville Metro Animal Services, spay/neuter vouchers, behavior help, and talk to our representatives about options for other needs they may have. UPCOMING 2021 CDRC DATES: October 24th, November 21st, December 19th. 1PM – 2PM or until supplies run out.


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:
Petlink                   petlink@petlink.net

Home Again          888-466-3242

Avid                       888-466-3242

Petwatch               866-597-2424

Banfield                 866.277.7387

AKC                       800-252-7894

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?  Call Alley Cats for help at 502-634-8777.

IF YOU NEED SPAY/NEUTER AND CANNOT AFFORD IT

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 FoundationFor 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.

Saving Sunny CDRC: Due to the pandemic, Saving Sunny is offering drive-through CDRC and spay/neuter vouchers at the Beechmont Community Center! UPCOMING 2021 CDRC DATES: October 24th, November 21st, December 19th. 1PM – 2PM or until supplies run out

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.

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/