Animal Control

Responsibilities
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
  • Enforcement of the Athens-Clarke County Animal Control Ordinances
  • Information regarding lost or found dogs
  • 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

Contact
Patrick Rives
Superintendent

Staff Directory

Office & Dog Shelter Location
125 Buddy Christian Way

Cat Shelter Location
150 Buddy Christian Way

Athens, GA 30605

Dog shelter phone: 706-613-3540
Cat shelter phone: 706-613-3887
Dog shelter fax: 706-613-3545

Shelter Hours
Thursday-Tuesday:10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday:closed
Both shelters closed on holidays.

Service Call Hours
Monday-Friday
8 a.m.-4 p.m.