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Frequently Asked Questions



  1. Does the Animal Shelter accept donations?
  2. What can I do about nuisance wildlife?
  3. There are many feral cats in my area. What should I do?
  4. What do I do if my animal is missing?
  5. What do I have to do to reclaim my animal from Animal Control?
  6. Can I tether (chain, cable, etc.) my animal outside?


1. Does the Animal Shelter accept donations?
YES! The Douglas County Animal Shelter does accept a variety of donations. We can always use: newspapers, dog food (dry and canned), cat food (dry and canned), paper towels, bleach, copy paper and office supplies.
(Posted on: December 2, 2009)

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2. What can I do about nuisance wildlife?
You will need to hire a wildlife removal company in order to remove nuisance wildlife.
(Posted on: August 13, 2008)

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3. There are many feral cats in my area. What should I do?
We suggest you contact Snap 2 It, a nonprofit humane organization that handles feral cats. Their website is located at www.snap-2it.org
(Posted on: August 13, 2008)

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4. What do I do if my animal is missing?
The best way to locate your missing animal is to come to the animal shelter to look for your pet. Because we take in so many lost animals every day, because animals can wander so far from home and because so many animals look alike, we are not able to tell you over the phone if we have your pet. When you come to the shelter, bring any pictures of the pet and your pet's rabies certificate or vet record if the rabies shot is up to date. We also suggest you hang signs within a 3 mile radius of where your pet was lost and also hang signs at your vet's office if they allow them. Continue to come to the animal shelter every few days until you find your pet and also look on our website as some, but not all, of our pets are pictured online.
(Posted on: August 13, 2008)

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5. What do I have to do to reclaim my animal from Animal Control?
The owner must come to the animal shelter during working hours to reclaim the pet. You must bring an I.D. (Drivers license or GA I.D.) and proof of ownership of animal, such as veterinarian records or photographs. You should also bring your pet's rabies certificate if you have it and if it is still current.
(Posted on: August 13, 2008)

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6. Can I tether (chain, cable, etc.) my animal outside?
You can only tether your animal outside for short periods of time while it is attended (you must be home) to prevent it from breaking free and running at large and/or injuring itself or others. While it is outside, whether tethered or not, it must have access to fresh water and shelter at all times.
(Posted on: August 13, 2008)

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