DeKalb County Animal Services and Enforcement has two divisions:
The Animal Services Division is managed by LifeLine Animal Project, a non-profit organization whose programs strengthen the entire animal welfare community by promoting homeless pet adoption, providing affordable spay/neuter services, increasing public awareness, and advocating for lifesaving public policy. The animal services division provides humane care for the animals at the shelter, veterinary care including spay/neuters, pet adoptions, animal reclaims, volunteers, foster homes and rescue group coordination. Since taking over management of DeKalb County Animal Services (DCAS) and Fulton County Animal Services in 2013, thousands of lives have been saved and adoptions have been increased by 300% at DCAS alone. Read more about how we’re transforming Atlanta into a no-kill community here.
The Enforcement Division is handled by the DeKalb County police department. This division enforces local and state laws regarding animals including handling complaints about animals, rabies control, vicious and dangerous animals and cruelty or neglect of animals.
If you are looking to adopt a dog, cat, puppy or kitten in the Atlanta area, please visit our shelter to see our wonderful pets for adoption!
Conflicts between coyotes, people, and pets are becoming an increasingly common problem in the greater Atlanta Metropolitan area. Increased coyote sightings, attacks on pets, and even fear for human safety are concerning to local residents and pose challenges for animal care and control professionals. Learn more about our workshop for Animal Care professionals on October 6, Troubleshooting Conflicts with Coyotes.
Several ordinances have been revised in order to help improve animal welfare in DeKalb County. This Public Service Announcement gives details about the major changes which took effect March 15th. You can see a video about those changes here.
Use your time and talent to make a better life for homeless pets! Volunteer opportunities abound at DeKalb County Animal Services. Whatever amount of time you can give, the animals always benefit from your help.
DeKalb County Animal Control Officers enforce County animal ordinances and fight animal cruelty. Animal Control Officers are available Monday-Friday, 8am - 6pm, and are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergencies.