Cherokee County Animal Shelter

Locations
 
Adoption
1015 Univeter Road
Tues. - Sat.
10am-5pm
 
Intake
131 Chattin Drive
Tues. - Sat.
10am-4pm
 
Canton, Ga 30115
(770) 345-7270
 
Lost a Pet?
 
Please complete a lost and found form (link above) that will be automatically emailed to the shelter's intake department. The staff will create a lost report in our records with the information you submit.   If you have lost your companion animal, please come to the shelter to verify if we have your lost animal. By law, we are required to keep an animal for 3 days before it is evaluated for rescue or adoption.
 
The form is not a guarantee that you will be notified should an animal match your photo.  Although the staff strives to reunite every lost pet with their owners, there are simply too many each day.  You must come to the shelter in person to check for your pet.
 
Join the online Facebook group FURRY FRIENDS LOST AND FOUND IN CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA and also the NEXT DOOR group for your neighborhood.  Both of these groups are a great resource with lots of helpful information for helping you find your lost pet.
 
 
Found a Pet?
 
Please complete a lost and found form (link above) that will be automatically emailed to the shelter's intake department. The staff will create a found report in our records with the information you submit. Next please be sure to have the pet scanned for a microchip either by the shelter staff or a veterinarian. 
 
You may turn a found pet into the shelter's intake department during open hours (Tuesday through Satudray 10am-4pm) at 131 Chattin Drive, Canton.  Animal Control is a division of the Cherokee Marshal's Office and cannot be dispatched from the shelter.   Please call 678-493-4080 for assistance.
 
It is unlawful to keep a found pet without reporting it the shelter.  It is also unlawful to rehome a found pet without it waiting a stray hold period for the original owner to reclaim it.  In the state of Georgia, pets are considered property and an animal being kept by a person or group can be classified as stolen property.
 
http://www.agr.georgia.gov/Data/Sites/1/media/ag_animalindustry/animal_protection/files/Animal-Protection-Act-rules-2020.pdf
 
 
Found Wildlife?
 
We cannot accept wildlife at the animal shelter. Please contact Department of Natural Resources @ 706-295-6041
Lost and Found Form Reclaim Fees