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No, but all pets have to be vaccinated for rabies by Georgia law.
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Contact the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division at 706-595-4211. While live animal traps can be purchased at local hardware stores, it is not recommended that you handle wildlife. Also, feeding wildlife is strongly discouraged.
Generally, you are legally liable for your pet’s actions, and you can be held responsible in a criminal case. As such, you could be subject to subsequent litigation and potential damages for your pet’s actions.
If your pet does bite someone, including yourself, that person needs to seek medical attention and you need to report it to our office immediately. If the animal is not current on its rabies vaccination, the animal in question would have to be impounded for observation. In some cases, the animal will have to be euthanized and then tested for rabies.
For any rabies-related encounter, please report your experience to the Greene County Animal Control office, not the Health Department.
See the County Ordinance concerning Animal Cruelty.
Read the Animal Control Ordinance. If you have any further questions, you can call us at 706-454-7039.
Yes, we can help you find your missing pet. The minute you discover that your pet is missing, contact our office at 706-454-7039. We will need as much detailed information about your pet as possible so that we can enter it into our system. All animals that are impounded are cross-checked with our lost/missing animal reports.
Yes, you can bring in your pet for adoption. You must sign an owner surrender form and pay a small surrender fee.
No, our office does not dispose of dead pets. Some veterinarians will dispose of animals. We recommend that you contact your local veterinarian for help.
To file any animal-related complaints, you can contact our office at 706-454-7039.
If you have any questions or need to report any animal-related issues, please contact our office at 706-454-7039. Animal control wants to remind all pet owners to make sure that all pets are currently vaccinated for rabies; we also ask that you do not feed or attempt to handle any stray or wild animals.