Surrendering Your Pet
We understand that sometimes unfortunate circumstances occur and you may no longer be able to keep your pet. We know that surrendering a pet is an incredibly difficult decision and hope that you have sought out other rehoming options for your pet that don't require a shelter stay. If it is not possible to keep your pet, we are committed to the best possible outcome for all pets that come through our doors.

Citizens of Athens-Clarke County must make an appointment to surrender pets. There is no fee associated with surrendering a pet. 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 they have for their pet.

For more information on surrendering your pet, contact Animal Services at 706-613-3540.