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Friends of Metro Animal Services (FOMAS) seeks aid from our gracious community to help us provide a home to our abandoned and injured dogs, cats, horses, and pigs of Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS). We are the only open-admission shelter in Jefferson County, Kentucky, and we do not turn away any animal due to overcrowded space; our doors are open to all. FOMAS is a local non-profit agency and donations made to us help the homeless pets in our own community.

  • Online: Click on the yellow donate button below to use Network For Good to make a donation.​

  • Mail: Make your check payable to Friends of Metro Animal Services, and mail to:
    3528 Newburg Rd, Louisville, KY 40218.​


  • Phone: Call 502.417.7801 to make a donation. 

  • Legacy Giving: Email for more information.


We accept cash, checks, automatic debit or credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, American Express) and gifts of mutual funds, securities, and publicly-traded stock, as well as in-kind donations of useful items.

Your generosity provides our pets waiting for adoption a more inhabitable home filled with toys, food, and hope. Thank you. 

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You can further help our pets by using and selecting Friends of Metro Animal Services, Louisville, KY, as your benefiting charity.

Click the button to find out more and print out our handy PDF

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Amazon will donate .5% of your online purchases to Friends of Metro Animal Services.

Please follow this link or click the banner above and add Friends of Metro Animal Services as your benefiting organization:

Then, each time you shop using the address, you will be supporting our homeless pets in need!

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Any Amount Appreciated



Remember and honor a beloved pet, family member, or business by naming a cat or dog kennel! Surprise a family member or friends with a kennel gifted in their name.

*For large donations or to secure naming rights, please contact

Susanna M. Westerfield at

LMAS Still Open

FOMAS Asking for Help of

Louisville’s Only Open-Admission Shelter

FOMAS executive director asking the Louisville Community for adoptions and donations


(Louisville, Ky.) March 30, 2020 – Over the past few weeks, COVID-19 is creating new challenges and many of those impact our community’s abandoned and abused animals who have no control over their fate. “The Friends of Metro Animal Services (FOMAS) is thankful that Governor Beshear and Mayor Fischer understand the critical nature of animal shelters in designating them “essential businesses,” but keeping our doors open is more challenging than ever,” said Cathy Zion, Chairperson of FOMAS.


“Louisville Metro Animal Services is the only true open shelter in Jefferson County mandated by law, committed to taking all our county’s neglected animals and responsible for handling the quarantine of aggressive animals,” said Susanna Westerfield, Executive Director of FOMAS. “With other local shelters closing their doors, these challenges become even greater. FOMAS is asking for your help to alleviate overcrowding in the shelter to maintain its no-kill status.”


ADOPT – Everyone adopting an animal(s) will be eligible for a weekly drawing of a $100 gift card from FOMAS. Under the current “stay at home” order, this is a perfect time to adopt while also easing the pressure of shelter space and making a huge difference in the lives of the adopted pets…and their adopted “parents”. To see animals currently looking for a home go to: Adopt A Pet.



DONATE – Donate to help defer costs of pet adoptions, medical expenses for poor unclaimed animals, fostering, and other necessary items: Make a Donation.


For additional information contact: Susanna M. Westerfield, FOMAS Executive Director or mobile 502.417.7801



About FOMAS: Formed in 2009 as the 501(c)(3) non-profit fundraising entity for Louisville Metro Animal Services. FOMAS encourages individual, business and corporate donations to support LMAS’ Pay It Forward Free Adoptions Program as well as programs and services critical to the care of incoming stray animals.


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