Animal Control

**Please Be Advised: Visitors and Adoptions are currently by appointment only. Please call 706-367-5480 to set up an appointment. See our hours for Thanksgiving Week in the graphic below:

All adoption fees are still being waived!

The Animal Shelter has been approved for renovations! Check it out in the page link to the left.

The mission of Animal Control (a division of Jackson County Animal Shelter) is to:

  • Provide safe and humane shelter for unwanted, stray and abused impounded animals
  • Strive to protect the public's health and safety from vicious, sick or injured animals
  • Educate the public about responsible animal care in the community
For complaints concerning animal control issues, please contact Animal Control at 706-367-5480. For after hour calls concerning dog or cat bites please call 706-367-1911.


Please note there is a surrender fee charged for each animal taken into custody:
  • $45 per a dog
  • $25 per a cat

Adoption Fees

  • $100.00 per Cat/Kitten
  • $150.00 per Dog/Puppy
To adopt animals click here.  

If your animal is taken to Jackson County Animal Shelter additional fees may be accrued due to them.
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