A Welcome Home Animal Rescue 2580 Northeast Expressway Northeast Atlanta GA 30345 404-329-9006
Animal Action Group 734 South Candler Street Decatur GA 30030 404-378-4230
Atlanta Beagle Rescue, Inc. 1619 Jobeth Avenue Southeast Atlanta GA 30316 404-889-5041
Avondale Estates Animal Control 129 Lake Street Avondale Estates GA 30002 404-292-8800
Chamblee Animal Control 3210 Cumberland Drive Chamblee GA 30341 770-986-5019
DeKalb County Animal Control 845 Camp Road Decatur GA 30032 404-294-2996
Furkids Animal Shelter 2650 Pleasantdale Rd Atlanta GA 30340 770-613-0009
Georgia F.E.R.R.E.T.S. 443 Patterson Avenue Scottdale GA 30079 404-343-1245
Georgia Humane Association 379 Poplar Lane Way Decatur GA 30030
PAWS Atlanta 5287 Covington Highway Decatur GA 30035 770-593-1155
The Cat's Meow Rescue 19 Carteret Place Decatur GA 30032 910-709-1773
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.