Clarke County Animal Shelter

Find Clarke County Georgia animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


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

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.