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Henry County Animal Care & Control

Lost & Found Pets

Pets cannot tell us where they live, which is why having current identification tags on your pet is so important. Pets that are found wearing current identification tags are 95% more likely to be returned to their owners than pets with no identification or identification that isn't current!

If you have lost your pet, it is very important that you make the time to visit the shelter to look for it as soon as possible. We hold stray/found animals for four (4) business days (excluding Sundays and County holidays.) After this time has passed, these animals may be offered for adoption to the general public, transferred to rescue organizations or humanely euthanized. Our staff cannot tell you over the telephone whether or not your pet is in the shelter. Our department handles thousands of animals a year and your pet will be MUCH more recognizable to you than it will to us!

If you have found an animal, please contact our department at (770) 288-7387. An officer will be dispatched to pick up the animal or you can bring the animal to the shelter during regular business hours. Our Animal Shelter is the central location that residents come to look for their lost pet, so it is important that lost pets are brought here.

If you have found a pet, please remember that it is not yours to keep. In most cases, a heartbroken owner is out there searching for their pet. If you opt to keep a pet you find and an owner later surfaces, even months later, and they can prove ownership, you may well have to surrender the pet back to the rightful owner.

In most cases, owners are not obligated to reimburse you for any expenses you incurred while keeping the pet. If you find pet, please bring it to the shelter. We will gladly contact you if the rightful owner does not reclaim their pet and you may adopt the animal from us.

Henry County Animal Care & Control

Lost Pets

If you would like to have animal control post a flyer for your lost pet, or if you would like to let us know about an animal that has been found, please send an email to Animal Care & Control.

Please include the following information:

  • A photo (no attachments over 1MB in size).
  • Area the pet was last seen (Subdivision, Street, Town)
  • Is the pet micro-chipped
  • If wearing a collar, what color is the collar and does it have tags
  • The breed of the pet (To the best of your knowledge)
  • Approximate size/weight of pet
  • Any distinguishing markings
  • The sex of the pet
  • Contact phone number
  • Contact email

The more of this information you include, the quicker your pet will be posted and the better chance you will have of someone matching the post to your pet.

Animal Control will post the pictures at the shelter; however, you should take the time to physically come to the shelter at least once a week to look for your lost pet. We look at hundreds of animals each month - so their pet, while easily recognizable to them, is not so easily recognizable to us!

Found Pets

If you would like to have animal control post a flyer for your lost pet, or if you would like to let us know about an animal that has been found, please send an email to Animal Care & Control.

Please include the following information if possible:

  • A photo (no attachments over 1MB in size).
  • Area the pet was found and/or where pet is now (Subdivision, Street, Town)
  • If wearing a collar, what color is the collar and does it have tags
  • The breed of the pet (To the best of your knowledge)
  • Approximate size/weight of pet
  • Any distinguishing markings
  • The sex of the pet
  • Contact phone number
  • Contact email

The more of this information you include, the quicker your pet will be posted and the better chance you will have of someone matching the post to your pet. (If you do not want your phone number published, please request this in the email, however we do need you to provide it as Animal Care & Control may need to contact you.)

Animal Control will post the pictures at the shelter; however, you should take the time to physically come to the shelter at least once a week to look for your lost pet. We look at hundreds of animals each month - so their pet, while easily recognizable to them, is not so easily recognizable to us!

Recently Impounded Pets

One of our goals is to reunite every lost/stray pet in Henry County with its owner and this page was designed to assist in that effort. Pets featured on this page have unknown owners and were either impounded by the Henry County Animal Care and Control Department or found stray and brought to the shelter by local residents. Pets housed at the shelter whose owners are aware they are here or have been left notification of their pet being held here, are not listed. Every effort is made to keep this list as current and accurate as possible, however, please note; it is possible that animals may be housed at the shelter that ARE NOT posted on this site. If your pet is missing, it is your responsibility to visit the animal shelter frequently, to insure that your pet is not here. As descriptions and impound locations vary, we cannot tell you over the telephone whether or not your pet is at the shelter. We make every attempt to contact the owner of any animal that comes into the shelter wearing identification tags/rabies tags or is micro-chipped. It is the responsibility of pet owners to insure that identification tags and microchip information are current.

The Henry County Animal Shelter is located at 527 Hampton Street, McDonough, Georgia. We are open to the public Monday – Friday 9:00am until 4:30pm and Saturday 8:00am until 12:00pm. The shelter’s telephone number is (770) 288-7387. Reclamation fees are;

  • Impound fee: $30.00 (This fee doubles with each subsequent impound of the same animal or animals owned by the same person, within a 12 month period)
  • Rabies fee: $15.00 (Charged if owner cannot produce proof of current rabies vaccine)
  • Board: $5.00 per night for each night the animal is in the shelter (including days when the shelter is closed to the public)

All fees are payable in cash or money order only. We do not have the ability to process debit/credit cards and do not accept personal checks.

Animals are held for four (4) business days in order to give owners an opportunity to find and reclaim their pets. After that time, the animals are considered property of Henry County and may be offered for adoption, transferred to a rescue organization or humanely euthanized. Animals housed at the shelter are shown on this site during this four (4) day hold period. Once the hold period elapses, the photos are removed.

Click here to view photos of the animals.

Reclaim Your Pet

If an animal has been impounded by our department or is found and brought to the shelter by a citizen, it is now safe and cannot fall victim to injuries, poisoning, animal attacks, rabies exposure, inclement weather conditions, cruelty, and all the other hazards that can befall pets when they are wandering loose.

Owners have (4) business days to reclaim their animals. In order to reclaim, the owner will need to provide the department with proof of ownership. Proof of ownership can be a current rabies certificate, a current photo of the animal, vet records, registration papers, or microchip information.

Georgia State law and Henry County Ordinance require that all dogs and cats have a current rabies inoculation. The purchase of a rabies certificate will be required at the time of reclaim if proof of a current rabies vaccine cannot be verified.

Reclamation Fees: (All Fees are per animal)

  • Impound fee: $30.00; the impound fee increases in $30 increments with each impound of the same animal or animals from the same owner within a calendar year
  • Daily board: $5.00
  • Rabies certificate: $15.00