Animal Services

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  1. Animal Services Adoption Center Dog Area Under Precautionary Quarantine until April 5

    The quarantine is due to the possible presence of canine parvovirus identified in a dead dog. No volunteers or visitors will be allowed in the dog area. Owner surrenders will not be allowed. Owner reclaims will be allowed with advisement during this time. 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, if an officer is not available you will be prompted to leave a message so an officer can return your call.  Please call 911 after hours.


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