Animal Control

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

Patrick Rives

Staff Directory

Office & Dog Shelter
125 Buddy Christian Way
Athens, GA 30605

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

Cat Shelter
150 Buddy Christian Way
Athens, GA 30605

Phone: 706-613-3887

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

Service Call Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.