Animal Control

Renovations for the animal shelter are underway! Check it out in the page link to the left. 

The mission of Animal Control (a division of Jackson County Animal Shelter) is to:

  • Provide safe and humane shelter for unwanted, stray and abused impounded animals
  • Strive to protect the public's health and safety from vicious, sick or injured animals
  • Educate the public about responsible animal care in the community

For complaints concerning animal control issues, please contact Animal Control at 706-367-5480. For after hour calls concerning dog or cat bites please call 706-367-1911.


Please note there is a surrender fee charged for each animal taken into custody:

  • $45 per a dog
  • $25 per a cat

Adoption Fees

  • $100.00 per Cat/Kitten
  • $150.00 per Dog/Puppy

Learn more about animal adoption.  

If your animal is taken to Jackson County Animal Shelter additional fees may be accrued due to them.

Jackson County Animal Shelter
Protect your pet. ShelterCare Pet Insurance Programs