Help/Pet Resources

EMERGENCY NEEDS:

IF YOU NEED EMERGENCY VET HELP:

Jefferson Animal Hospital: Open 24-hours Emergency & Trauma Center. Call ahead: 502-966-4104 Location: 4504 Outer Loop, Louisville KY 40219

Metropolitan Veterinary Specialists: 24 hours, 7 days a week. 502-266-7007 Location: 11800 Capital Way, Louisville, KY 40299 (Take I-64 to Blankenbaker Parkway South Exit 17)

BluePearl Pet Hospital: Please call ahead @ 502-244-3036 Location: 13160 Magisterial Drive, Louisville, KY 40223

POISON HOTLINES:

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center: 888-426-4435​

Pet Poison Helpline: 800-213-6680

FOR SICK, INJURED OR AGGRESSIVE STRAY PETS, LMAS at 502-473-PETS (473-7787) FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE: Follow the prompts to reach an animal control officer. Leave a detailed message with your name, number and description of the pet and exact location of the animal. After hours call 911

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 petresourceservices@kyhumane.org . 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 LOW-COST VET CARE:

Pets4Life Louisville Clinic Appointments: Pets4Life now offers 2 types of clinics: Vaccine Clinics and Wellness Appointments. 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. Note: 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

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 petresourceservices@kyhumane.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 AdvetcateDr. 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 or email: info@mydogeatsfirst.org

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

No Kill Louisville Pet Food Bank  Regular food banks held 1st Saturday of each month at 2012 Northwestern Parkway Louisville 40203. 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   

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. 9am – 11am on the 3rd Saturday of each month (requires a photo ID). Contact Deacon Barbara at deaconbarbara@adventky.org.

Happy Belly Pet Pantry  Small pet food pantry has monthly pickups near Iroquois Park.

Note: Helpful Article: What Can I Feed My Dog When I’ve Run Out of Food?


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
A. FOR SICK, INJURED OR AGGRESSIVE STRAY PETS, CALL LMAS at 502-473-PETS (473-7787) FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE:

B. If you’re unable to safely capture the pet or reach the owner, contact Louisville Metro Animal Services: (502) 473-7387 for assistance. 

C. If you are able to safely capture and contain the animal. Then, first thing to check is the collar for tags with contact information. If there’s no Pet ID, try to check for a microchip (most vet offices will scan for free). Other actions: Walk or drive around the neighborhood to see if anyone is searching nearby, Check out LMAS Lost & Found Page to report an animal lost or found, Make ‘Found Pet’ Signs and post around the neighborhood, check social media for lost pet posts.

D. Still no owner? Consider ‘Stray Fostering’ to keep the pet out of the shelter. You must register in person at LMAS located at 3528 Newburg Road to begin a mandatory stray hold. Note: If you cannot safely transport the pet to LMAS please make a service request pickup at 502-473-7387 (there is no cost for this service).

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?  Provides referrals for community cats with illness or injuries. Call Alley Cats for help at 502-634-8777 or Email: contactus@alleycatadvocates.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 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.

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)

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 FREE PET ID TAG:
SNIP N SAVE INC. : Complete this form to request a pet ID tag from Snip N Save.

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/