Animal Welfare & Vet Resources

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Vetco Clinics (Low-cost Pet clinics at several Petco stores).  Rabies (1 or 3 year) $10, Microchips $19, Healthy Dog Package $69-$89, Healthy Cat Package $59. Appointments may be booked online at

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. 

Louisville Metro Animal Services: (502) 473-7387.  Pet Licenses., Lost and Found Pets

Best Friends Animal Society: Pet care information

My Dog Eats First: If your pet is in need of medical care that you cannot afford and you are HOMELESS please call 502-694-2746. 

Spay/Neuter Resources

SPAY/NEUTER & WELLNESS: 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.

SPAY/NEUTER:  Kentucky Humane Society:  If you cannot afford to spay/neuter your pet, KHS (Kentucky Humane Society) offers free Spay/Neuter for income qualified pet owners.  Call the KHS Helpline at (502) 509-4738 and request a “Financial Fix’ Application.Assistance is limited, so you will need to speak with one of their Pet Resource Counselors to see if you qualify for assistance.

SPAY/NEUTER (For Bully Breeds): Kentucky Humane Society:  If you own a dog that is considered a ‘bully’ breed (Ex. American Pit Bull Terriers, Bull Terriers, Bullmastiffs, Staffordshire Terriers, Boston Terriers, Boxers and French Bulldogs), then the Kentucky Humane Society SNIP Clinic offers free spay/neuter.  Please call the KHS Helpline at (502) 509-4738 and ask about the free pit bull surgery

IMPORTANT: If you’re unable to find a suitable option for Spay/Neuter, please send an email to and request assistance.

24-Hour Emergency Vets

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

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

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 or call 502-536-8738 Website:   

Microchip Company Contacts:


Home Again          888-466-3242

Avid                       888-466-3242

Petwatch               866-597-2424

Banfield                 866.277.7387

AKC                       800-252-7894