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.

Pet Supplies Plus
Pet Supplies Plus offers animals in-store for adoption and hosts weekly adoption events for various local rescue groups.

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, dogs and more. Educates the public about farm animal welfare and rescue and encourages social responsibility for the welfare of animals.

A New Hope: Animal Sanctuary & Education Center
A non-profit animal sanctuary providing a safe place for rescued exotic animals, non-releasable wildlife, and farmed animals. Beyond creating a safe haven, A New Hope promotes animal rights and encourages kindness and positive societal change by educating the community and offering opportunities for hands on interaction with animals.

The Athens Pet Food Bank
The Pet Food Bank seeks to provide a free, easily accessible, and reliable source of pet food to assist pet owners in Athens who are struggling to care for their animal companions.

Vets for Pets and People
A grant-supported program of the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine. The primary mission is to educate veterinarians, veterinary paraprofessionals and the public about the link between domestic violence and animal abuse. Working with Project Safe (an Athens area domestic violence shelter) and a network of volunteers, they also provide temporary foster care to pets whose owners have sought shelter from domestic violence.

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

Pet-Friendly Housing
Pet-friendly apartments, condos, and houses for rent in Athens.