Animal Shelter

The animal shelter is maintained in partnership with the McMinn Regional Humane Society.

Hours of Operation

Due to the continuing spread COVID-19, in compliance with CDC guidelines, the Athens animal shelter is currently closed for public intake. Shelter staff are accepting owner-surrender or stray animals on an emergency only case-by-case basis. All authorized emergency intakes are by appointment only.

Please contact shelter staff for more information.

Adoption Fees

  • $80 for Kittens
  • $40 for Adult Cats
  • $100 for Puppies
  • $80 - $120 for Adult Dogs

Adoption Fees include the following:

  • All Animals receive Veterinarian Examination, Fecal Examination, Rabies Vaccine, Worming for both Hook & Round Worms.
  • Cats receive the First FVRCP vaccine and the FeLV / FIV test.
  • Dogs receive the First DHPP, Kennel Cough Vaccine, Microchipping and Heartworm test if the dog is over 6 months old.

Please see Animal Control for more information about ordinances and our animal control officers.