Animal Control

Public Notice from Walton County Animal Control:

The animal control admin office and shelter are currently operating with curbside service for animal pick-up and drop-off. Meet-and-greets are conducted in outdoor pens when weather allows. Appointments are preferred. Please contact animal control by phone (770-267-1322) or email (, to schedule an appointment.

Animal Control Officers are available by calling 770-267-1322 during regular hours. After hours and on weekends, please leave a message and an officer will contact you. Please call 911 for animal bites, sick/injured animals, severe animal cruelty situations, or aggressive animals. See the Animal Control Info page for more. 


To protect the public’s safety from stray, dangerous or diseased animals and to protect the animals of Walton County from inhumane treatment by timely and effective enforcement of the County’s animal control ordinances and state laws. It is also the goal of Animal Control to re-home the maximum number of adoptable animals that come into the shelter’s care.

2021 Dog Euthanasia Rate Chart
2021 Cat Euthanasia Rate Chart