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© 2019 by Friends of Metro Animal Services.

LMAS has built a full animal care campus, located on Newburg Road, adjacent to the adoption facility, Animal House. With this new facility, we’ll be able to provide ultimate efficiencies in receiving and treating in an up-to-date medical treatment center, and adopting pets in a more sterile, clean environment.

The Manslick Road shelter was plagued with poor ventilation and flooding. It did not provide adequate space to care for injured and sick pets.

Our surgeries were limited due to the availability of space; our surgery area was commonly referred to as “the closet”.

 

Our employees had been working in a space with no ventilation, creating an unhealthy environment. The old break and locker rooms were outdated, small, and offered little opportunity to rest and refresh. As you can imagine, day-to-day work with pets who arrive scared, abused, or sad is emotionally draining. When we care for our employees, they can care more efficiently for the pets that arrive at our shelter.

 

The new shelter provides more square footage, especially the new medical treatment center and spay/neuter clinic. This new space will help us provide service to our eligible community families with injured or sick pets, by providing diagnostics, surgeries, and low-cost services.

 

Our employees will be provided space to take breaks, eat lunch, as well as an updated locker room for self-care during long workdays. Volunteers and fosters are crucial to animal care, and they will have access to their own volunteer learning room, lockers and special rooms to make enrichment treats and items for our pets.

Below is a side-by-side comparison of the Manslick Road shelter and the new facility that YOU have helped us build and equip with much needed medical technologies to care for pets who end up in the shelter at no fault of their own.

  • Capacity: 120 Dog Kennels, 86 Cat Kennels
     

  • Play Yards: 1
     

  • No walking trail
     

  • Air Quality: poor, residential units
     

  • Displaced farm animals:
    Livery 2-stalls

     

  • Medical Treatment: 2 surgery tables, most treatment outsourced

  • Capacity: 150 Dog Kennels, 83 Cat Kennels
     

  • Play Yards: 9
     

  • ½-mile walking trail
     

  • Air Quality: $3.5M state-of-the-art commercial ventilation system. Old air out, new air in.
     

  • Displaced farm animals:
    Livery 2 stalls for horses and cows
    2 stalls for potbelly pigs

     

  • Medical Treatment Center:
    Equipped with 4 surgery tables

     

  • Medical Equipment, such as:
    Digital X-Ray, Ultrasound, Dental Machine

     

  • Spay/Neuter Clinic

NO-KILL STATUS FOR TIME AND SPACE IN 2017, 2018, AND SO FAR IN 2019!
This is achieved thanks to our volunteers, fosters, and our sole fundraiser Friends of Metro Animal Services. Formed in 2007, Friends of Metro Animal Services (FOMAS) hired its first-ever executive director in 2018.
You can donate online at https://fomaslou.networkforgood.com/ or mail a check to:

3516 Newburg Road, Louisville, KY 40218.

YOU CAN MAKE IT BETTER FOR OUR PETS

Remember and honor a beloved pet, family member, or business by naming a cat or dog kennel! You can even surprise a family member or friend with a kennel gifted in their name.

 

Louisville Metro Animal Services takes in approximately 7,400 pets each year. When these pets come into our care at no fault of their own, we must provide medical care for each and every one.

WHEN YOU SPONSOR A CAT OR DOG KENNEL. YOUR DONATION HELPS PROVIDE MEDICAL CARE SUCH AS:

  • Spaying & Neutering

  • Vaccinations

  • Blood Work

  • X-Rays

  • Speciality Surgeries: Amputations, Wound Repairs, etc.

HERE'S HOW YOU DO IT


1. Pick your sponsorship level:

  • $500 cat

  • $500 small dog

  • $1,000 large dog
     

2. Name the kennel(s) you are sponsoring
 

3. Decide how you will donate:

4. Determine the duration of donation:

  • In-full donation

  • Spread out the donation over a period of 3, 6, 9, or 12 months
     

5. Email susanna.westerfield@louisville.gov

  • Include your name, address, phone number, and the above information

Your sponsorship is good for one year!