Animal Welfare
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ACC Animal Control
Enforces animal control ordinances, investigates allegations of animal cruelty, provides information regarding lost or found animals, and offers adoption or reclaim of impounded and surrendered animals.

View a photo gallery of dogs and cats available for adoption. Provided by Athenspets Inc., a volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to finding permanent homes or rescues for animals at ACC Animal Control.

Athens Regional Spay and Neuter Center
Provides low-cost, high-quality spay and neuter service as a non-lethal solution to reduce pet overpopulation and to create a no-kill community.

Athens Area Humane Society
A no-kill nonprofit organization dedicated to lowering area euthanasia rates through adoption, spay/neuter and pet retention programs. Provides an online gallery of adoptable cats and dogs.

Athens Canine Rescue
A nonprofit volunteer network of foster homes dedicated to rescuing dogs in the Athens area and placing them in permanent homes. Website features a gallery of dogs available for adoption.

Helping Paws Rescue
The Helping Paws no-kill shelter (a division of Pawtropolis) is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming unwanted and neglected pets.

Cat Zip Alliance
A nonprofit organization working to reduce the number of homeless cats and put an end to unnecessary euthanasia and feline overpopulation by promoting the principles of responsible community cat management. CZA serves as an umbrella organization for Campus Cats and other programs.

Speak Out for Species
SOS works to inspire compassion and respect for animals, to reduce animal suffering, and to protect animals from cruelty and abuse.

Sweet Olive Farm Animal Rescue
Serves as a sanctuary for rescued goats, sheep, pigs, turkeys, geese, chickens, alpacas, donkeys, mini-horses, a wild mustang, and dogs. Educates the public about farm animal welfare and rescue and encourages social responsibility for the welfare of animals.

Athens Vegan Collective
A gathering of people united by a shared belief in compassion for all species and non-violence in relation to all beings who seek to support and encourage the ethos of a vegan lifestyle in the Athens community.

The Food Bowl
A program designed to provide temporary pet food assistance to individuals who could not otherwise afford to feed their pets due to unforeseen financial, medical or employment hardships.

Dog Parks
A guide to dog parks in Clarke County maintained by ACC Leisure Services.

Pet-Friendly Housing
A list of local apartment complexes & realty companies that are pet friendly