IF YOU NEED EMERGENCY VET HELP
Here are some 24-Hour Emergency Vets in the Louisville area:
Metropolitan Veterinary Specialists
11800 Capital Way, Louisville, KY 40299
Blue Pearl Pet Hospital
13160 Magisterial Drive, Louisville, KY 40223
ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center: 888-426-4435
Pet Poison Helpline: 800-213-6680
IF YOU NEED TO SPEAK TO A VET PROFESSIONAL:
If you have questions about vet care, there is a free help-line available. Please visit the VetIQ Website to speak to a veterinary professional.
IF YOU NEED GENERAL PET ADVICE
Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) Pet Resource Services provides free advice for: +Managing your pet's behavior + Referrals for affordable spay/neuter services
+Vaccines +Pet-friendly housing recommendations
+ Pet deposit assistance
Monday - Friday 9am - 5:30pm
Saturday 8am - 4:30pm
(Please note: Pet Resource Services staff are not veterinarians and cannot give medical advice.)
IF YOU NEED LOW-COST VET CARE:
Offers 3 types of clinics: Vaccine Clinics, Wellness Appointments and Microchip Clinics. (They are not a replacement for traditional vet care.)
Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) CARE-a-Van
For prices, locations, and appointments for low cost vet care, go to the KHS CARE-a-Van page.
3528 Newburg Road Louisville KY 40218
Low-cost vaccinations, annual exams, microchipping, bloodwork parasite testing, x-rays. Low-cost Spay/Neuter and Dental Cleanings. Appointments may be scheduled online at Tail-End Vet Care.
Petco 'Vetco' Clinics
Low-cost Pet clinics at several Petco stores. Rabies (1 or 3 year), Healthy Dog Package, Healthy Cat Package. Appointments may be booked Vetco Clinic Appointments.
Feeder Supply Vet Clinics by VetIQ
Low cost vet services held at Louisville area Feeder Supply Stores. Packages and individual services are available as well as yearly plans. For more information check out the schedule at Feeder Supply Vet Clinics.
KHS Vet Voucher
If you qualify, you may be able to get a vet voucher for vet services from Kentucky Humane Society. Call KHS Pet Resource Services at 502-509-4738 or send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
IF YOU NEED HOME VET CARE:
At Home Veterinary Service
Dr. Chele Zehnder
Derby City Veterinary Services
Dr. Bridgette Dean-Hines
Mobile Vet Practice
Dr. Laurelee Rubsch
Pet Call Veterinary Care
Dr. Steven Dill
Pet Call Inc
Dr. Janie Farnsworth
Dr. Isaac Croudep
DOMESTIC ABUSE SAFE HAVEN PROGRAM
The Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) and The Center for Women & Families established the Safe Haven Program to help care for the pets of domestic violence survivors by offering a “safe haven” for their pets. While survivors seek help and shelter from abusive living situations, KHS provides a safe, anonymous home for their beloved dogs and cats. This program not only provides a safe place for the pets, but also helps puts the family at ease, knowing their furry friends will receive care and love until they can be reunited. If you need help, contact The Center for Women and Families crisis line at 1-844-237-2331.
IF YOU ARE HOMELESS AND NEED PET HELP (Food, Medical Care or ESA)
My Dog Eats First: If you are homeless and your pet is in need of medical care or food that you cannot afford, please call 502-694-2746.
Emotional Support Animal Assistance: Did you know that Federal law recognizes the importance of Emotional Support Animals? Owners of emotional support animals are given certain protections under federal law which enable them to live with their ESAs (even in no-pet buildings). MDEF helps people experiencing homelessness get their pets certified.
IF YOU NEED PET FOOD
901 Baxter Avenue 40204
The Pet Food Pantry is open on the 3th Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. downstairs in the parish hall. Guest must provide a valid form of I.D. and proof of current address each visit.
IF YOUR PET IS LOST
Contact Louisville Metro Animal Services at LMAS Lost & Found Page to report your pet is lost. If your pet is microchipped, contact the microchip company to report that your pet is missing, lost or stolen. You can also view photos of strays that have been received. Be sure to keep a current photo and records to proof ownership. You may also post flyers and photos to Lost and Found groups on Facebook.
IF YOU FIND A PET
If you see a stray cat or dog, report the sighting to Louisville Metro Animal Services: (502) 473-7387. Do not attempt to capture/interact with the pet if it runs away/acts hostile. Check out LMAS Lost & Found Page to report an animal lost or found.
HOW TO CHANGE YOUR PET’S MICROCHIP
If you have moved or changed phone numbers or email address, then it’s important to change your pet’s microchip information. If you obtained your pet from another person, the microchip change must be initiated by the previous owner. If you have the microchip number, then you may do a universal search to find the correct company. Here are some contact numbers for common microchip companies:
Home Again 888-466-3242
IF YOU NEED HELP WITH STRAY UNOWNED CATS/KITTENS
Alley Cat Neighborhoods Program: Do you feed stray, unowned cats? Provides referrals for community cats with illness or injuries. Call Alley Cats for help at 502-634-8777 or Email: email@example.com
IF YOU NEED FREE OR LOW COST SPAY/NEUTER
4918 Preston Highway, Louisville KY 40213
Free Spay/Neuter for Pit Bull Terriers. Please indicate you are requesting this free service so you can be scheduled appropriately.
To request a voucher call (502) 585-3220. Be sure to leave a DETAILED message including your name, number and that you need help with spay/neuter for your pet.
The CARE-a-van is now doing Spay/Neuter events in multiple locations. For more information and to schedule an appointment, please visit their website.
‘Financial Fix’ Voucher. If you are unable to afford low-cost services, the S.N.I.P. Clinic offers financial assistance options to those who qualify. Please call 502-636-3491 to learn about their “Financial Fix” program and how you can apply.
3528 Newburg Road
Low-cost Spay/Neuter. Consultations may be scheduled online at Tail-End Vet Care.
IF YOU NEED A PET LICENSE
Louisville Metro Animal Services: (502) 473-7387. Contact LMAS for Pet Licenses.
IF YOU NEED TO REHOME A PET
If you are no longer able to keep and care for your pet, please rehome your pet through a legal, reputable, no-kill organization. Do not just give your pet away to a stranger or sell your pet. There are many rescues and organizations, but here are just a few to consider:
Kentucky Humane Society
Animal House Adoption Center
Animal Care Society
IF YOU NEED GENERAL PET ADVICE OR OTHER HELP
Kentucky Humane Society
Free Pet Help Line – 502-509-4738. Anyone in our community can call to receive free advice on all things pet-related.
Best Friends Animal Society
Other resources in Kentucky: https://lowincomerelief.com/kentucky-pets-resources/