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
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Due the overwhelming offers of help, we have created a special wish list for this emergency situation at the Amazon link below. Please feel free to purchase these needed items elsewhere or donate on our webpage via Paypal if you prefer. There are some items listed as PRIORITY on the list (such as Science Diet Small Bites Puppy Food and Science Diet Small Breed Wet Puppy Food).
We would like to thank all of our wonderful supporters and donors that have already donated. Your generosity and thoughtfulness has truly warmed our hearts, lifted our spirits and helped to make these long hours and difficult tasks much easier.