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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.
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Yes! The Douglas County Animal Shelter does accept a variety of donations. Please also see our Amazon Wish List for more items to donate, that can be shipped directly to our facility.
We can always use:
You will need to hire a wildlife removal company in order to remove nuisance wildlife.
TNR (Trap.Neuter.Return) Douglas County Animal Services is now offering a Community Cat Program, which helps protects the feral cats in our County. Citizens (caretakers) of these cat colonies are responsible for the basic care of these animals. Our Caretakers will then work together to humanely trap the cats, bring them to our facility on designated TNR surgery days, and pick them up the following day to release them back to their ‘colony’. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
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.
You can also file your lost report with us using our ShelterPro Portal. There are also some social media outlets you can post on such as the NextDoor App, Facebook pages : Douglas County Lost and Found Pets ect. 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.
The owner must come to the animal shelter during working hours to reclaim the pet. You must bring an ID (Drivers license or Georgia ID) 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.