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Saturday and Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday: 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
The Douglas County Animal Shelter has many cats and dogs for adoption. Please visit our shelter during operating hours or view the Petfinder list of pets at our shelter to see pictures of many of our pets online. The adoption fee for all dogs and cats is $35.00 Cash or Check ONLY. All adopted animals must be spayed or neutered within 30 days by state law.
If you have lost a pet in Douglas County, please come to our shelter immediately to look for the pet and continue to come every three days until the pet is found. We picture many (but not all) of the pets in our shelter on the Petfinder list of pets at our shelter --- but you will still need to come to our shelter in person at least every three days to see if he/she is here. Also please note that we name most of the pets when they enter our shelter so your lost pet may be pictured on Petfinder with a different name.
"Save A Heart" - Pets in Urgent Need of Adoption
The Shelter will no longer be publishing a Pets in Urgent Need of Adoption list. All animals at the shelter deserve a loving and forever home, and all adoptable pets are listed at Petfinder list of pets at our shelter.
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 www.spotsociety.org. Owners can search either by dog or cat rescue, and can search for groups that rescue specific breeds as well.
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.
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Animal Control Advisory Board|
Douglas County Code of Ordinances Chapter regarding Animals
Douglas County Humane Society
West Georgia Spay/Neuter Clinic
West Mobile Vet
Tethering Ordinance - adopted January 15th, 2008
Volunteer Application (downloadable .pdf document, 3 pages) - 192.7KB
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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