The Animal Control Department enforces the county’s animal control ordinance on a county-wide basis including all municipalities. This department responds to complaints regarding stray and nuisance animals, animal cruelty, animal bites, and rabies exposure in conjunction with the local Board of Health. The department provides temporary shelter for stray, unwanted, and homeless animals at the 20-unit dog and 15-unit cat animal shelter. The department also conducts an adoption program, trap loan program, and coordinates with the local Humane Society.

4072 Barnes Mill Road
P.O. Box 365
Hamilton, GA 31811

Office Hours
Monday – Sunday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Anna Donaldson, Animal Control Officer,
Clyde “Bit” Geter, Animal Control Officer

Department Stats
Full-Time Employees: 2
FY 2017-18 Budget: $133,312

Fee Schedule

First Offense: $15 + $5 per day for boarding
Second Offense: $30 + $5 per day for boarding
Third Offense: $75 + $5 per day for boarding

Puppies & Dogs: $125
Includes spay/neuter, microchip, heartworm test and prevention,  DA2PP, Bordatella, rabies shot, and deworming
Kittens & Cats: $90
Includes spay/neuter, microchip, felk/fiv test, FVRCP, rabies shot, deworming, and flea prevention

Owner Turn-In:
$35 per animal