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Our Featured Rome, GA Partner:

Floyd County Animal Control

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

431 Mathis Road SE
Rome, GA 30161
(706) 236-4537
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Website:
http://www.romefloyd.com/CitizenSafety/AnimalControl/tabid/178/Default.aspx%5C

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

While we strive to adopt out all pets to good homes, this is a rural county with a low rate of spay/neuter. Vast numbers of pets are surrendered, or found lost, neglected, or abandoned. Space is limited; therefore, pets are only held for a brief period at this facility. Therefore, euthanization is a weekly task. We service all of Floyd County Georgia, however individuals from outside the county are always welcome to come and adopt.

About Our Shelter:

Mission Statement:
The Animal Control department controls the stray population of Floyd County by code enforcement, capture of strays, and education of citizens. We also strive to provide comfortable temporary shelter for those animals while continuously using resources to place unwanted animals by adoption or rescue.
Our mission is to promote animal welfare through education, stressing owner responsibility. With the cooperation of local rescue agencies, we will endeavor to adopt all animals to good homes while keeping with state law, which requires rabies vaccinations and spay/neuter. As public servants we will strive to equitably enforce and educate the citizens of Rome/Floyd County as to the regulations relating to domestic animal care and treatment.

Purpose
Floyd County Animal Control Department is responsible for all animal control operations, including Field Operations; Shelter Management and Care, and the animal adoption/rescue program for Floyd County Animal Control. To provide quality customer service in all phases of animal control operations and quality care for all animals in Floyd County.

Come Meet our Pets:

Come Visit us! Our facility is open for adoptions from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. We are closed to the public on Wednesdays.

Our Adoption Process:

Adoptions
All pets adopted from Floyd County Animal Control are required to be spayed or neutered by adopter, as well as vaccinated for rabies per Georgia State law. Due to funding, this is the adopter's expense. These procedures are not included in the adoption fee. Adoptions must be done in person at the facility and we accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard and Debit.
Cat adoption fees: $35.00
Dog adoption fees: $40.00

Rescues
Rescue groups wishing to rescue animals both in state and out of state, must be a non-profit organization licensed by the Georgia Department of Agriculture and their application to rescue must be approved by the Floyd County Animal Control Director. For rescue groups located out of state, the group must also meet all of the licensing requirements in the state in which they reside. All rescue groups must have an application approved by the Floyd County Animal Control Director. Each rescue group must submit a copy of its shelter license and a list of approved agents to pick up animals from the Floyd County Animal Control Shelter on official GA DOA forms. Only the rescue license holder or an approved agent of the license holder may pick up animals from the shelter.The application, rescue hold request form, official GA DOA forms as well as our standard operating procedures may be found on our website:
http://www.romefloyd.com/CitizenSafety/AnimalControl/RescueGroups/tabid/451/Default.aspx

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.