Fayette County Animal Control prides itself on making sure that lost animals are returned to their owners, to that point, here are some things that people should consider prior to attempting to bring animal to the shelter, most times owners of lost pets normally check in the area that they live i.e. if they live in Coweta County they check there, if they live in Clayton County they check there, so bringing an animal from outside of the County to the County Shelter may impede the animal from being returned to their owner.
Fayette County like other County Shelters will not take an animal in if the person who brings the animal to the shelter does not have proper, valid, ID that shows that the person resides in Fayette County.
With this in mind what should you do if you find a stray animal?
During normal business hours 8-5 Monday – Friday and 12-4 Saturday and Sunday call the shelter at 770-631-7210 option 0 and report your location and a description of the animal an officer will be dispatched to the area as soon as possible.
If you find an animal after normal business hours please call the non-emergency number at Fayette County 911 which is 770-461-4357, they will contact an officer to respond as soon as possible.
If you choose to bring the animal to the shelter remember that if you do not have proper id that shows that you live in Fayette County, the only thing the shelter will do is to assist you is checking the animal for a microchip or other forms of id and attempt to contact the proper owner of the animal if they have the information. If you bring the animal to shelter and do not have proper ID do not be upset if the staff does not take the animal, because again with no proper ID the shelter will not take the animal in.
Fayette County Administration
140 Stonewall Avenue West
Fayetteville, Georgia 30214