Reclaiming Your Impounded Pet

Each day, Athens-Clarke County Animal Services responds to a number of calls regarding dogs and cats. To ensure the safety of the public and of these animals, we sometimes impound these pets and hold them at our facility. If your pet is lost, please call Animal Services at 706-613-3540 or come by the facility. If your pet is not here, we can take a lost pet report so we can contact you if we get further information.


Please see below for common costs associated with reclaiming an animal. The costs below are estimated costs and there may be additional Veterinary costs associated with your animal. There may also be additional fees for violations of the Athens-Clarke County Animal Services Ordinances. We can give you an estimate over the phone however this is just an estimate and you will need to come to the facility to finalize the reclaim process. 

Dog and Cat Reclaim Fees Cost
First Impound for an Altered Animal $25
Second Impound for an Altered Animal $30
Third Impound or more for an Altered Animal $35
First Impound for an Unaltered Animal $50
Second Impound for an Unaltered Animal $75
Third Impound or more for an Unaltered Animal
Boarding $5 Per Day
All impounded dogs and cats that do not have a microchip are microchipped  $7
Rabies (Purchase order or onsite) $7-$12
Required Vaccinations Done Upon Impound $5-15
Heartworm Test or FIV/Leuk Test $10-$15
Dewormer/Flea Prevention/Heartworm Prevention $7 and up 
Any required veterinary services and other tests/procedures  Varies
NOTE: Any dog or cat that is not already spayed or neutered is required to be altered upon the second impound at the owner's expense.  Varies