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Posted on: February 4, 2022

[ARCHIVED] The Douglas County Animal Services is Set to Reopen!

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Douglas County, GA - Citizens interested in adopting a pet can visit the Douglas County Animal Services’ building when the doors reopen to the general public on Friday February 4, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. The animal services shelter closed in December 2021 for COVID-related reasons, which lead to more pets needing permanent homes. 

“We have a lot of animals here looking for permanent homes,” said Vanessa Francikowski, Director of Animal Control Services. “We are just temporary housing, so we need to find owners to adopt these guys because this is not a permanent residence for them.” 

The animal services staff will follow Douglas County Phase One COVID protocols, which include temperature checks, social distancing, gloves, and masks, whether vaccinated or not. There will also be controlled entry.  Only ten people will be allowed inside at a time. 

 Intakes are available by appointment only. The following link can be used to book an appointment:

Hours of operation: Closed on Mondays, Tuesday-Friday: 1:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

 The Douglas County Animal Shelter is located at 2171 Mack Road Deer Lick Park Douglasville, GA 30135. For more information about adopting a pet, call 770-942-5961.

For questions about the release, contact Phyllis Banks, Communications Operations Manager, at  678-702-6979 or email at


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