Effective immediately, the Fulton County Animal Services shelter will only be accepting animals from emergency situations or in critical need as we are out of housing space.
Please visit our FAQs regarding emergency shelter protocols at this time.
Our Fulton County Animal Services Officers are here to support pets and the people who love them in all our communities. Going well beyond traditional animal control, Animal Services Officers are available 24/7 to address animal-related issues and are working to improve the quality of life for animals and people in Fulton County.
Based in Atlanta, LifeLine Animal Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission of ending the euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals in county shelters. We are the largest animal welfare organization in Georgia. LifeLine manages the Fulton County Animal Services shelter and provides animal enforcement services for Fulton County. We look at the root causes of pet homelessness and work with our community to provide accessible pet care. Our goal is to keep people and pets together.
As a pet owner, its important to stay informed about Fulton County’s animal ordinances. A few important reminders are summarized below.
Tethering of an animal is illegal in Fulton County. However, you can install a trolley system that gives a pet room to run while attached to a cable line. All outdoor pets are also required to have access to food, fresh water and shelter at all times.
Did you know that it is illegal to have your dog off leash when off your property? Pet guardians are required to have dogs leashed and under their control at all times when you're not on your property. Dogs are only allowed off leash at specifically designated off-leash dog parks.
If your dog spends a lot of time outdoors, you must provide a well-insulated doghouse with its opening facing south. Openings should include heavy duty, but flexible flaps to reduce cold wind drafts. Place straw inside, and avoid using towels and blankets which easily dampen and make the space colder. Also, provide plenty of food and fresh water as your pet is just as likely to get dehydrated in the winter as in the summer. Outside water bowls will freeze, so check and refill them often. Read more cold weather tips.
It is illegal to knowingly abandon, or to aid in the abandonment of, any domesticated animal on any property located in Fulton County. If you need help with a pet, we can help. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for resources.
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