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Metro Animal Services Waives License Late Fees

Thursday November 29, 2012

Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS) will waive all late fees starting Saturday (December 1, 2012) through January 31st for cats, dogs and ferrets whose licenses have either lapsed or have never been purchased.

“Licensing your pet is extremely important and it’s the law,” said Louisville Metro Animal Services Director Justin Scally. “If you ever lose your pet, licensing can help you reunite. License numbers provide our staff with your contact information. If a Metro Animal Control Officer finds a roaming dog or cat with a license, the officer may be able to provide your pet a free ride home.”

Citizens can license their altered pets for $9 and unaltered for $50. The late license amnesty can save people a great deal and is an opportunity that shouldn’t be missed. Late fees can range from $47.50 for altered animals to $195.00 for unaltered animals.

LMAS uses funding from licenses to support operations including: caring for stray pets, investigating public safety threats as it relates to animals, investigating allegations of animal cruelty/neglect and much more.

Don’t delay – License your pet today at either Metro Animal Services location:

(Please bring a copy of your pet’s current rabies certificate)


3705 Manslick

Monday thru Friday noon – 6:00 p.m. Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Animal House Adoption Center

3516 Newburg Road

Tuesday thru Sunday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. (Wednesday until 7)


Download an application online at