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Animal Shelter

Animal Shelter
Animal Shelter 
Contact: Frances McMillan - Director

2171 Mack Road in Deer Lick Park
Douglasville, Georgia 30135
Phone: 770.942.5961
Fax: 770.942.5914

Hours of Operation

Saturday and Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Friday: 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

You can now make donations or pay fees using our online payment system. All Douglas County Animal Services donation and fees are non-refundable. Court fines are not payable through this website, they must be paid directly to the court.

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Are you ready to adopt? Please click here to visit Shelter Pro Portal to view all of our current pets! You can also file a lost report by clicking the same link

Please visit our shelter during operating hours or view the adoptable pets at When you know which animal you would like, you will need to come meet the animal and fill out our adoption questionnaire to complete the adoption. You must be 18 or older and have a valid photo ID to adopt.

The base adoption fee for all dogs and cats is $35.00. An additional fee for vetting includes: sterilization surgery, the rabies vaccine and a lifetime registration microchip. Any additional testing or vaccination records will be provided upon adoption. Fees will vary according to pet selected and will be posted for each animal. The rabies vaccine, by law, must be updated according to manufacturer's specification with your vet. We accept check, cash or card.

Stray Animal
If you see a stray animal or a case of animal cruelty/neglect, call the Animal Shelter at 770.942.5961 during business hours. If it is an after hours emergency, call 911 and an Animal Control officer will be dispatched. Please give a good description of the animal and a good location for it.

Giving Up Your Own Pet
Douglas County Animal Control does not accept unwanted pets. It is recommended that if you're planning to move to always inquire as to if the new landlord allows pets. If not and you plan to re-home the animal, owners are urged to advertise the animal themselves to ensure that their pet is going to a good home. Leaving the animal with a rescue or humane organization should be your very last resort if you have to give up a pet because of the volume of animals they receive. You may call the animal shelter for contact information for the various rescue and humane organizations. You can also Google "Atlanta Rescue Groups" for additional information. There is a local directory for metro Atlanta rescue groups at Owners can search either by dog or cat rescue, and can search for groups that rescue specific breeds as well.

If you find an animal after Shelter hours, please take it to:
Westside Animal Clinic, 875 Thornton Road, Lithia Springs, GA 30122
and they will scan it for a microchip at no charge.
Their hours:
Monday - Friday: 6 p.m. - 8 a.m.
12 noon Saturday - 8 a.m. on Monday
Holidays: open 24 hours

Rescue Groups
We love rescue groups and appreciate everything they do! If you are with a rescue group please consider rescuing one of the wonderful pets at our shelter!

The Douglas County Animal Shelter also has many volunteer opportunities. Please fill out our volunteer application (downloadable document to the right of this narrative) if you would like to volunteer at the Douglas County Animal Shelter.

Spay and Neuter
There are too many unwanted pets in Douglas County and not enough homes to go around --- be a responsible pet owner and spay or neuter your pet! Low cost spay/neuter options in our area include:

Douglas County Animal Control is always in need of donations! We can use canned kitten and puppy food, bleach, flea prevention, paper towels, dry kitten food, nutracal and kitty milk (from pet supply store), leashes, collars and cat litter.

Animal Control Advisory Board



Douglas County Code of Ordinances Chapter regarding Animals
Chapter 5 relates to Animals and Animal Control

Douglas County Humane Society
Need to give up your pet? Contact the humane society who will assist you in finding a solution or no-kill rescue.

West Georgia Spay/Neuter Clinic
Low cost spay and neuter clinic

West Mobile Vet
Low cost spay and neuter clinic

Tethering Ordinance - adopted January 15th, 2008 - 33.0KB

Volunteer Application (downloadable .pdf document, 3 pages) - 216.1KB

What you should know about household hazards to your pets. - 761.9KB
What you should know about spaying and neutering. - 284.7KB

What you should know about selecting a cat for adoption. - 1445.9KB
What you should know about selecting a dog for adoption. - 1109.4KB

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