Henry County Animal Care & Control
Information for Rescue Groups
Dear Rescue Worker -
At Henry County Animal Care and Control, one of our goals is to see that every adoptable animal that comes into our shelter is either reunited with its family or adopted into a new, loving forever home. One way to help us to achieve this is to partner with rescue organizations. Our shelter is very “rescue friendly” and encourages those associated with rescues to visit us in person or on line at www.adoptapet.org to find pets currently housed with us that you would be willing to take under your organization’s wing.
In Georgia, all groups (both in-state and out-of-state) that rescue animals from Georgia shelters and adopt those animals in Georgia are required to be licensed by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. For information on obtaining a license, please contact the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Animal Protection Division at (404) 656-4914.
In order for our department to transfer animals to your rescue organization, we must have a current copy of your license on file. Georgia Department of Agriculture's Animal Protection Division Rules and Regulations state that the ONLY people that can use a Rescue License to obtain animals from animal shelters in Georgia are:
- 1) The actual license holder or
- 2) The Corporate officers listed on the rescue's incorporation papers that are filed with the Georgia Secretary of State's office.
In addition to a copy of your license, we will need a copy of the page of the rescue group’s incorporation papers, listing the corporate officers of the rescue – if the license holder wants those individuals to also be able to pick up animals from our shelter.
If you have specific questions regarding our rescue procedures or the rescue process, please contact us.