Animal Control

If you have an emergency, such as an animal bite, a seriously sick or injured animal, or an animal trapped inside a living space of a home, call 706-613-3540 during business hours or 911 after hours.


Athens-Clarke County Animal Control protects the public safety and health from at-large and dangerous animals and protects animals from inhumane treatment. Animal Control provides the following services for citizens:

  • Adoption or reclaiming of impounded and surrendered dogs and cats
  • Enforcement of the Athens-Clarke County Animal Control Ordinances
  • Information regarding lost or found dogs and cats
  • Investigations of allegations of animal cruelty
  • Public education on a variety of topics related to animals
  • Public safety from dangerous or seriously sick animals and at-large dogs


Patrick Rives

Staff Directory

Office, Dog and Cat Shelter

125 Buddy Christian Way
Athens, GA 30605

Phone: 706-613-3540
Fax: 706-613-3545

Shelter Hours

Thursday - Tuesday:         10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: closed
Shelter closed on holidays.

Service Call Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.