Updated for Cherokee County Animal Shelter 4/2022
The following is a list of precautions that our shelter will be taking effect immediately. We have taken under advisement the current level of Coronavirus COVID 19 outbreak in our community as well as the suggestion from federal and local government for social distancing and limiting the number of persons in one space. We are taking the health of our employees, volunteers, adopters, and community into account and will be doing our best to ensure everyone's needs are being met as safely as possible and with limited exposure.
**First and foremost do not come to the shelter if you are sick or are exhibiting any contagious symptoms.
We are taking extra measures to clean and disinfect all surfaces, multiple times a day.
Adoptions: We are continuing to welcome adopters each day, there are NO appointments necessary on weekdays to see adoptable pets. We are using a first come, first serve approach.
We do limit traffic inside the facility, and maintain social distancing during high traffic adoption days. You are welcome to call for the latest information on our process for adoption before making the trip to the shelter.
TUESDAY through FRIDAY someone will assist you in the lobby as you enter.
Food Pantry: Program recipients please call ahead and we will do our best to have it prepared for you in advance of your arrival. 678-493-4393 Food pantry donations are still greatly needed. In this time of uncertainty and when some families are having to make hard choices, please help us make feeding family pets not have to be one of them.
Donations: wish list items and the food pantry can be made online and delivered straight to us through many resources including but not limited to Amazon, Chewy, Walmart, Target, and Kroger. We have an outside drop box that donations can be placed in and we will empty this regularly.
You may set donations just inside the shelter lobby or just outside the door (in or next to the drop box provided).
Any monetary donations will be accepted online through our Paypal link at www.cherokeega-animals.org
or via regular mail and will be used for our Paw it Forward Pre-paid adoptions program and any other needs of the animals. You are also welcome to stop in and donate in person at anytime that we are open!
Volunteers/Community Service: Volunteering, including our Read to Me program, has resumed Tuesdays through Fridays, however, we may not have a great number of animals available for socialization some weekdays.
Community service work has resumed 8am-Noon Tuesdays through Saturdays (Max of 6 each day).
Owner Surrender: Intake of animals will be BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Any CHEROKEE COUNTY pet parent needing to surrender an animal MUST visit our website and make an appointment before arriving at the building
Strays: If you find or see a stray animal, please call ANIMAL CONTROL 678-493-4080 or 678-493-6200 Please do NOT pick up stray animals. IF you contain a stray animal at your home, call the shelter to report the FOUND pet.
Owner Requested Euthanasia: Please call before arriving at the intake building at 678-493-4387. Cherokee County Animal Shelter does not have a veterinarian on staff and is not a veterinary hospital. IF your animal is injured or in need of veterinary attention, please contact a local veterinarian’s office.
To reclaim or report lost animals: If you are looking for a lost animal, please call the intake department at 678-493-4387 or visit us online at www.cherokeega-animals.org
to complete a LOST REPORT in our system. Be sure to visit the shelter in person as soon as possible to identify a possible match to your lost pet, no reporting system is a substitute for an in-person identification.
If you are reclaiming an animal because the staff has called that your pet is at the shelter please arrive promptly or call to reschedule as soon as possible.
We are doing our best to help our patrons as well as the animals already in our care. We will remain vigilant with our response and adjust these procedures as required. Please check with us regularly for updates.