Jefferson County Animal Shelter

Find Jefferson County Kentucky animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.

Alley Cat Advocates Inc 3044 Bardstown Road Louisville KY 40205 502-634-8777

Animal Care Society 12207 Westport Road Louisville KY 40245 502-426-6303

Ariel Rescue Rehab 1235 Bicknell Avenue Louisville KY 40215 502-836-5628

Bluegrass Basset Rescue, Inc. 1615 Fernwood Avenue Louisville KY 40205 502-773-0922

Chelsea's Legacy PO Box 17425 Louisville KY 40217

Friends of Animals of Kentucky 505 Cannons Lane Louisville KY 40207

Greyhound Rescue & Adoption PO Box 99913 Louisville KY 40269 502-493-0457

Greyhounds of Shamrock PO Box 991216 Louisville KY 40269 502-241-3140

Kentucky Chihuahua Rescue 6200 Lynnchester Drive Louisville KY 40219 502-216-8034

Kentucky Humane Society Main Campus 241 Steedly Drive Louisville KY 40214 502-366-3355

Louisville Animal Control 9750 Ormsby Station Road Louisville KY 40223 502-410-5494

Louisville Metro Animal Services 3705 Manslick Road Louisville KY 40215 502-361-1318

Schnauzer Friends Rescue and Adoption Louisville 2943 Arlington Road Louisville KY 40220 502-459-6574

Waggin Tails Pomeranian and English Bulldog Rescue 6404 Maravian Drive Louisville KY 40258 270-317-3051

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What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.