Forsyth County Animal Shelter 1904 Old Atlanta Road Cumming GA 30041 770-888-2500
Humane Society of Forsyth County PO Box 337 Cumming GA 30028 770-889-1356
Labrador Friends of the South, Inc. PO Box 933 Cumming GA 30028
The Horse Rescue, Relief And Retirement Fund, Inc. 1768 Newt Green Road Cumming GA 30028 770-886-5419
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.