The Fulton County animal shelter will be open this Wednesday (August 23rd) but closed all day on Thursday (August 24th) due to the road closures surrounding the former president’s arrival at the Fulton County Jail located down the street from the animal shelter. To adopt or foster a dog on Thursday, please visit our Midtown shelter (981 Howell Mill Road NW) where there are over 100 dogs in need of homes this week. Thank you for your support!
The Fulton County Animal Shelter is out of housing space. We’re asking our community for help with stray pets so we can focus on emergency and critical situations. Animals in need will not and should not be abandoned. If you have found a healthy pet, please fill out a Found Pet Report. If you need other assistance please email firstname.lastname@example.org but know that the response time is delayed due to incredibly high volumes of animals and people in need of assistance.
If you lost a pet, please visit the shelter and check the lost pet website page.
The Fulton County Animal Services shelter has received a positive test result for Canine Flu. The shelter will remain under quarantine through June 7th. Fulton County Animal Services Officers will continue to respond to calls for service for incoming animals, but we need the community’s help. PLEASE come adopt or foster a dog from our overflow housing shelter (LifeLine Midtown at 981 Howell Mill Road)! Learn more now by visiting our FAQ page.
Our old shelter is closing at the end of the month! Help us find every animal a home during this critical time instead of moving them from one kennel to another.
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Hundreds of pets in our shelter in need of homes. PLEASE help us save lives!
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.
Our Home Free Program will help more pets get back home for FREE! If you’ve lost your pet and they are brought to the shelter for the first time, we will waive reclaim fees and any dog-at-large citation so you can quickly reclaim them at no cost! f your pet is missing, don’t wait. “Learn More” for steps to take and helpful resources.
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 email@example.com for resources.
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