After Distemper Outbreak, LMAS Opening Temporary Shelter

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 […]

MAS Says Adoption Blitz Was Successful

Louisville Metro Animal Services officials say citizens, rescue groups and foster volunteers have responded to their call for dog adoptions and no animals will have to be euthanized to ease overcrowding. Over the weekend, officials said that 80 dogs at the Manslick Road shelter would have to be adopted by the end of business today […]

Many Metro Animal Services Duties To Be Privatized

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has announced that the city will soon privatize many of the duties now performed by Metro Animal Services. The city will continue to oversee animal control, but pet care, sheltering and adoptions will be handled by a private firm that Fischer hopes to have in place by July 1st. The mayor’s […]