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Athens Clarke County Animal Control

125 Buddy Christian Way (Dog Shelter)
150 Buddy Christian Way (Cat Shelter)
Athens, GA 30605
(706) 613-3540

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.

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Athens Clarke County

About Our Shelter:

Refer to the animal's ID number when contacting animal control.
ACCAC is a high-kill county animal control. These postings are monitored solely by volunteers. For the most up to date information, please contact animal control directly. Any animal control officers can give you the most up to date information on any particular dog. General questions can be emailed but for specific animals, call animal control. Animal control is only required to hold an animal for seven days and then, if space is tight, the animal may be put to sleep if not adopted or rescued.
FOR THE DOG SHELTER: Wednesday is euthanasia day so please act by Tuesday if you're interested in a dog!
The shelter's number is (706) 613-3540.
Open 10AM-4PM daily except Wednesday and holidays.
The shelter number is (706) 613-3887.
Open 10AM-4PM daily except Mondays, Fridays and holidays.

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Donate to Our Shelter...

Sponsorships can be offered for specific animals. The sponsorships only go towards licensed rescue groups that pull that specific animal. Arrangements will be made directly between the individual that offers the sponsorship and the rescue that pulls the animal.

Come Meet our Pets:

Animal control is open from 10AM-4PM every day except Wednesday (euthanasia day)

Our Adoption Process:

Adoption fees are $50 at Animal Control plus the cost of any veterinary services required (including the spay/neuter and Rabies vaccines)

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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.