Animal Services

  1. Animal Services Shelter & Field Service Schedule Changes in February

    The Animal Shelter and Animal Services operations will have several changes in February for professional development and training. Read on...
  2. Kristall Barber Named New ACCGov Animal Services Director

    Barber has served with the Polk County, FL Animal Control Section of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in Winter Haven, FL since 2006. Polk County Animal Control serves a county of over 2,000 square miles with a population of more than 600,000 people. 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 or 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