Stray Pets

Pets Brought to KHS as Strays by the Public

The Kentucky Humane Society accepts stray cats and dogs from the public by appointment only and as space allows. We often have a long waiting list for animals waiting to come to KHS. Following the Louisville Metro ordinance, KHS keeps stray pets for five days to allow owners time to reclaim their pets. After five days, stray pets are evaluated for health and behavior and can be made available for adoption.

Do we have your pet as a stray? If an animal below looks like your lost pet, you can come to our shelter to check and reclaim your pet at our Admissions Department at 241 Steedly Drive (come to the admissions doors at the end of the parking lot), which is open daily, Monday-Friday 10 am-6 pm and Saturday-Sunday 10 am-5 pm. If you do not see your pet, please also check with Louisville Metro Animal Services, our city’s public shelter. We encourage owners of lost pets to check the KHS and LMAS websites frequently.

Learn what else you can do to search for your pet.

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