1015 Univeter Road Canton, Ga 30115 (770) 345-7270 Open for adoptions Tues. - Sat. 10 am - 5pm
Our mission is to encourage and respect the animal- human bond while anticipating and providing services that insure public health and safety through the proper promotion of animal welfare. We seek to fulfill our mission through proactive animal-control enforcement, quality education in recognizing and preventing animal cruelty, and the enactment of progressive humane initiatives to relieve animal suffering. We also provide care and placement for unwanted animals through quality adoptions, licensed rescue, foster programs and transport programs.
The Cherokee County Animal Shelter is a "full service" operation. We take in animals that are brought in by Cherokee County Animal Control officers, animals owned by citizens of Cherokee County and unwanted strays found in Cherokee County. The Cherokee County Animal Shelter also adopts animals out to the public. The adoption fee is $100.00.
The Cherokee County Animal Shelter will provide shelter and housing for unwanted or stray animals. The shelter will attempt to find the owner of lost animals and reunite the owner with their animal.
The Cherokee County Animal Shelter will work with recognized rescue groups in trying to rescue as many aniamls from the shelter tha are not reclaimed by their owners.
The Cherokee County Animal Shelter will humanely dispose of any animal when adoption or rescue is not possible.
The Cherokee County Animal Shelter will also support the ordinances and laws of the county and state and assist the Animal Control Division in enforcing these laws pertaining to animal control and management.
Animal Control officers are dispatched to answer calls pertaining to:
violations of local animal ordinances Primarily these calls are for the handling of domestic animals. In case of emergency, after duty hours, an Animal Control Officer can be dispatched by calling 911.
***Animals will NOT be accepted under ANY circumstances in Intake
before 10:00am or after 4:00pm.
to Cherokee County Animal Shelter
Spread the word that we’re trying to save lives. Ask your friends, family and colleagues to come adopt a dog or cat
SATURDAY Dec 7th….
Cherokee County Animal Shelter is pulling out all the stops and combining our annual Holiday Open House with a Home for the Holidays Sale 10am-4pm Adopt a pet for FREE and a visit from Santa!
Santa will be starting the morning off with a Pancake Breakfast from 8am to 10am across the street from the shelter in the Malon D. Mimms Boys & Girls Club Gymnasium hosted by the Cherokee County Interact Club . In order to help fill the shelter's pet food pantry for owned pets in need in our community, breakfast is FREE with a donation of any brand/size DRY dog or cat food, clay (non-clumping) cat litter or monetary donation.
Photos can be taken with Santa with your own camera or by the shelter photographer for a $5 donation per downloadable digital image. Please feel free to bring children or pets for a photo with Santa but be sure to keep pets on a leash or in a secure carrier at all times.
Photos with Santa will be taken at the Shelter beginning at 10AM. Sorry, but Pets are not allowed at the pancake breakfast.
Plan to spend the first December weekend with Santa and Cherokee County Animal Shelter pets. Stop in to meet a new friend for your family, come by for breakfast with the big guy, or just SHARE this great event with friends so that all the animals may have a Home for the Holidays.
*Adoptions will still include the regular valuable services; spaying or neutering, microchipping, initial vaccinations, flea/tick treatment, deworming, heart worm test for adult dogs, leukemia test for adult cats, sample bag of pet food and a free office visit at a local participating veterinarian.