Surrendering Your Pet

The shelters accept owner-surrendered animals Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM.

Citizens of Athens-Clarke County may surrender pets 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.

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

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