About Walton County Animal Control
About Our Shelter...
Walton County Animal Control is an open-intake animal control shelter in Monroe GA serving Walton County. We impound strays and receive animals surrendered by their owners. As an open-intake shelter, we are unfortunately not a "no-kill" shelter, but strive to re-home as many adoptable pets as possible.
For many years, like many other government-run shelters, Walton County Animal Control’s primary function was to serve as a “dog-pound” to pick up strays. Many of the animals were euthanized after a mandatory holding period. In 2009, we decided to break out of the “dog-pound” mentality and began taking steps towards getting as many adoptable animals re-homed as possible.
By beginning our website, www.waltonpets.net, and reaching out to rescues and adopters, we have been able to considerably reduce our dog euthanasia rate. The average euthanasia rate from 2005 to 2009 was 67%. In January 2010, for the first time, the dog euthanasia rate fell below 50%. Our desire is to see that rate drop even further. But we cannot do it without help from our community and concerned animal lovers.
Come Meet Our Pets...Viewing Animals for Adoption - The kennel is open to the general public for viewing adoptable animals Monday through Friday from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm and select Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm. (Adoptions & rescues can be picked up in the morning or afternoon, see below.)
Office Hours - the office is open to process adoptions and rescues Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 5 pm (closed for lunch noon to 1 pm), and Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Animals may be picked up in the mornings, but due to cleaning and staffing, viewing animals may not be possible in the morning.
Rescue Hours - animals may be picked up by licensed rescues anytime during our regular office hours. Animals can be viewed during the regular viewing hours. Representatives of licensed rescue groups may also view the adoptable animals in the morning hours by appointment. Email email@example.com.
Our Adoption Process...
Our adoption fee is only $40 (exact cash, check or credit) which includes a vaccination (DA2PPv for dogs; FVRCP for cats), deworming, and a voucher for a rabies vaccination from a participating veterinarian. GA State law requires all pets adopted from animal shelters be spayed/neutered within 30 days or by sexual maturity. Several generous local veterinarians have agreed to perform surgeries on pets adopted from animal control at a discounted rate. See more adoption information at www.waltonpets.nete. Send in your application today, or call 770-267-1322. We are open Monday to Friday, 8 to 5 (closed noon to 1 for lunch). If you get the voicemail, please leave a message.