Athens Area Humane Society 150 Buddy Christian Way Athens GA 30605 706-353-2287
Athens Canine Rescue PO Box 7064 Athens GA 30604 706-549-4883
Kitty Crusaders of Athens 360 Old Winterville Road Athens GA 30601
Pet Assistance and Welfare Society of Athens PO Box 7905 Athens GA 30604 706-310-0663
Winterville Animal Control 64 Yeargin Court Winterville GA 30683 706-742-9580
Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.
Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.