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 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.

Adopt a pet in July and choose your pet’s adoption fee! Our shelters are full of incredible pets waiting for homes, and to them, your love is priceless!
Click here to explore all our adoptable pets.


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.

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Field Services

The Fulton County Animal Services (FCAS) Field Services division is managed by LifeLine Animal Project. Animal Services Officers enforce Fulton County Animal ordinances. Our Fulton County Officers work hard to address the root causes of animal issues and provide resources and neighborhood-based programs to support the needs of each community they serve.

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 need assistance with a pet, please email If you found an animal, please visit our found pets page to find out what to do first.

Regular Service Hours

Monday – Friday, 6:00am – 8:00pm 
Saturday – Sunday, 8:00am – 6:00pm
To request service, call 404.613.4954
Service after hours and on federal holidays is for emergencies only.

During regular service hours, Animal Services Officers handle the following:

  • Cruelty to animals
  • Injured animals
  • Dog attacks and bites
  • Dog and/or cockfighting
  • Animal welfare checks
  • License/rabies vaccination violations
  • Loose animals

Animal Services Officers are available after regular hours for
emergencies only. Emergencies consist of animal cruelty, animal bites, or other serious needs.

Meet the Officers
animal services officer holding a lost dog in front of an animal services truck
front door sign of fulton county animal services building


For assistance with housing, pet behavior, finding affordable vet care and more, please view our pet help resources. You can also email the FCAS Pet Help team for further information.


Don’t wait to take action if your pet is missing. If they’re lost and 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!

Other Helpful Contacts

As more development in Atlanta destroys the homes of wildlife, wild animals are forced into smaller spaces, including our own backyards. While we may see these animals as a nuisance, they are simply trying to survive. This article by the HSUS explains how to live with the wildlife in our communities.

Here is a list of wildlife rehabilitators, and Wild Nest Bird Rehab has steps for you to follow if you find a bird in metro Atlanta.

If you need assistance with wildlife, please contact AWARE at 678.418.1111 or the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) at 1.800.241.4113.

Deceased Animals

Fulton County Animal Services does not provide removal of deceased animals. For pickup of deceased animals in public spaces, please refer to the following list of contacts by area:

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