Louisville metro animal services

3705 manslick rd
Louisville, KY 40215
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User Reviews (4)

  • 1. The Underdog

    by: Jasminny

    First let me say that the changes that MAS has undergone over the last two-plus years have been enormous. \n\nThis is literally a shelter where the staff has to get creative to make things work. They are constantly revamping a space to put it to better use. They are constantly working on making the shelter seem more inviting in order to draw more people in. They are constantly working on getting as many dogs and cats adopted or into rescue as they possibly can.\n\nMAS frequently gets lumped together with the Humane Society. Most people do not know that MAS exists. But they sure do, and every day the staff works hard and relentlessly to care for the hundreds of animals under their roof.\n\nAnd those animals are not just dogs and cats -- they are rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, the occasional snake, goat, horse, chicken, parakeet or ferret. So if you thought you could only rescue/adopt dogs and cats, think again. MAS has other critters that need homes, too. They are guaranteed to have a rabbit at any point in time, I can tell you that much. \n\nOne of the neatest new (relatively speaking) features, in my opinion, is the free roaming cat room. There are two, actually, one for kittens and one for cats. This totally changes the way you can choose the next feline addition to your family. Instead of staring at cats or kittens sleeping in metal cages, you can sit in a room with a dozen or so kitties and see them interact with you, with each other, and with their environment. \n\nThis is not just the "pound". This is also a place to find your new best friend! \n\nAnd might I add that they are always, always, always in desperate need of consistent, dedicated volunteers and foster homes? They desperately need the community's support.\n\nMAS may be hidden (literally - you have to know it is there to see it) in the city, but don't let that stop you from checking them out. And if it's been a few years since you've visited, you will be pleasantly surprised by the changes.\n\n\n\n\n\n


    They do the best with what they have


    Not enough volunteers/foster homes!

  • 2. Even helps the small and furry critters!

    by: Goldfishie85

    Louisville Metro Animal Services I am so glad is one of the few animal shelters in KY that tries to help the little animals too! -I went there and picked up about 15+ rabbits, 5 gps, and dozens of hammies for rescue and they were so helpful and did a great job vetting them and taking care of them. I am so glad that they take these little guys in because so many people do not take them in at all!


    Helps out little critters, very loving staff!



  • 3. Very much improved.

    by: IResQK9sNKy

    Louisville Metro Animal Services has improved very much the last few years. The facility itself could still use updating ... it seems a city as large as Louisville could put a little more money into their animal control facility. However, the staff are, for the most part, dedicated to the animals and try to work to find homes for them.


    Very much improved.


    Could very much still use an update.

  • 4. overlooked too much

    by: katnboots1976

    This is one of the most overlooked places to adopt a dog or cat in Louisville. The staff is nice and truly do care about the animals that are in their facility. I believe they offer low cost spay/neuter (correct me if I'm wrong) to the public and their adoption fees are lower than most of the shelters/organizations here in town. There are so many pure-bred dogs that get dumped here and also a lot of wonderful mixed breed puppies and kittens and adult cats and dogs that need homes. I wish more people would look at Metro to get a dog or cat. My neighbor just adopted a dog from there and told me about what a wonderful experience he had. (his mixed breed is adorable too) I also know they transfer animals to no-kill shelters on a regular basis when they can. This shelter has come a long way over the years and I want to thank them for their efforts!\r\n\r\nThe issue is the overpopulation of dogs and cats, so don't forget to spay and neuter your animal, and if you can't take care of it, don't get it in the first place! Great animals wind up here everyday because of people, this is not the fault of the animal. So think first, do the research on the breed, then adopt, don't get from a breeder.


    Trying to be more than a typical pound


    kill shelter