Surrenders

Surrendering Your Pet


Citizens of Athens-Clarke County may surrender pets during normal shelter hours at no charge. Surrendering owners must bring their pet to the shelter and provide proof of residency in Athens-Clarke County. In most cases, surrendered animals are offered for adoption immediately. As space is limited, however, we cannot guarantee any surrendered animal will be held for adoption. It is helpful for owners to also provide any veterinarian records for the pet.

For more information on surrenders, contact Animal Control at 706-613-3540.

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