Animal Control

Athens Animal Control is a division of Public Works. The Animal Control Officer picks up stray domestic animals (i.e. cats, dogs, farm livestock, or other small domestic animals) and transports them to the Animal Shelter to be reclaimed or adopted. Note: Animal Control Officers will not pickup living wild-life (i.e.opposums, racoons, beavers, gophers, or other small rodents). The Animal Control Officer also enforces the City Ordinances on animal control. Some of those ordinances are listed below:

  • Three dog limit per household. All animals must be confined to the owner's premises. All animals must have food, water, and shelter.

The Animal Control Officer also removes stray domestic animals and animal carcasses from the streets of Athens. If you call in advance, the Animal Control Officer will also  set traps for unwelcome domestic animals that may wander onto your property.


Animal Shelter

1:30-5:30 Mon - Fri
12:00-4:00 Sat
Closed Sun
$70 for Cats
$70 for Dogs
Fee includes spay/neuter, Free Vet. Exam, First DHLPP/F&D, Worming (hook/round)


Information Sheet

If you want more information on our animal control division please click the link below.

Animal Ordinances

For more information on animal ordinances click the link below.