Animal Services

  1. Foster Over the 4th Program for Pets at the Animal Services Adoption Center

    Due to the fireworks event at the nearby Athens-Ben Epps Airport, the Athens-Clarke County Animal Services team is making an extra effort to place the shelter's dogs and cats into foster homes over the July 4th holiday weekend. Read on...
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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.

Responsibilities

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

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