Louisville Metro Animal Services

LMAS Installs Barriers At Manslick To Stem Disease Spread

by Rick Howlett on November 10, 2011

With some help from the private sector, Louisville Metro Animal Services is upgrading its Manslick Road facility to help stop the spread of distemper and other diseases.

Workers have been installing dozens of plastic barriers between the chain-link canine kennel runs at Manslick.

MAS Director Justin Scally says the barriers will prevent dogs from spreading disease through nose-to-nose contact.

“As the municipal animal shelter for Louisville Metro, we take in everything that is brought to us, and so there may be an animal that has symptoms of distemper that’s brought in. There may be an animal that’s brought in that has kennel cough. Our responsibility is that we keep it under control,” Scally said. [click to continue…]

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Humane Society of the United States President Supports LMAS Director

by Gabe Bullard November 3, 2011

The president of the Humane Society of the United States says he believes Louisville Metro Animal Services Director Justin Scally is qualified to improve the troubled department. Wayne Pacelle is in Louisville on a book tour. He hopes to use his time in the city to meet with Scally, who worked for the Humane Society […]

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LMAS Closes Temporary Shelter

by Rick Howlett October 11, 2011

Louisville Metro Animal Services has closed a temporary shelter that was set up last month to help stop the spread of distemper and other diseases at the Manslick Road operation. Officials opened the shelter September 20 in an old public works garage next to the MAS adoption center off Newburg Road to separate new intake […]

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After Distemper Outbreak, LMAS Opening Temporary Shelter

by admin September 19, 2011

Louisville Metro Animal Services Director Justin Scally is calling on the community to help with the latest outbreak of distemper in dogs at its facilities. The department will open up a temporary shelter tomorrow to deal with the latest outbreak. The disease is highly contagious and causes respiratory ailments, depression and loss of appetite. There […]

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Animal Services Fighting Disease With New Standards

by Gabe Bullard August 22, 2011

After several reported cases of distemper among dogs this summer, Louisville Metro Animal Services officials are taking action on disease control. LMAS Director Justin Scally has been on the job two weeks. In a statement issued today he attributes the higher rate of distemper to owners who skimp on pet vaccinations in order to save […]

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New LMAS Director Excited About First Day

by admin August 8, 2011

The new director of Louisville Metro Animal Services started Monday as the city attempts to turn around the troubled agency. Hired by Mayor Greg Fischer at a $90,000 annual salary, 26-year-old Justin Scally is taking over as the head of Metro Government’s animal department after a series of mismanagement scandals. But Scally told WFPL his […]

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LMAS Director Named

by admin July 26, 2011

After several sources within Metro Government and animal welfare groups leaked to WFPL that the city had interviewed two candidates to take over Metro Animal Services permanently, Mayor Greg Fischer quickly announced his selection for a new permanent director Tuesday afternoon. From the mayor’s office: Justin Scally, of Washington D.C., currently is manger of the […]

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LMAS Offers Special Dog Adoption Rate

by admin July 5, 2011

Facing two additional cases of distemper in dogs that were discovered over the holiday weekend, Louisville Metro Animal Services is offering a special rate for adoption until 6 p.m. Tuesday. Last week,  a 4-year-old Jack Russell Terrier died while in quarantine at the department’s troubled Manslick Road facility.  However, two other dogs were also infected […]

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UPDATE: City Rejects No Kill Louisville Bid for Animal Services

by admin June 27, 2011

Failing to privatize Louisville Metro Animal Services, Mayor Greg Fischer announced Monday the city has rejected a proposal by a non-profit group to take over the agency. Instead, the administration will immediately renew its search for a new director to turn around the dysfunctional department. Fischer previously planned to outsource much of animal services’ functions […]

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No Kill Louisville Vying for Animal Services Contract

by Gabe Bullard May 27, 2011

At least one Louisville-area animal care group is vying to take over certain operations of Metro Animal Services. Mayor Greg Fischer decided earlier this month to privatize much of the troubled department. This week, one of the likely contenders for the contract to take over the operations, the Kentucky Humane Society, announced it would not […]

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