• Field Services
  • Shelter Services
  • Spay/Neuter Services

Field & Enforcement Services

Each day, six animal control officers patrol the county, serving our more than 186,000 residents. Officers assist the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with emergency services provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week by an on-call officer.

Animal Control field officers respond to the following routine calls for service:

  • Area patrols
  • Impound of stray and/or unrestrained dogs
  • Vicious animal complaints
  • Cruelty investigations
  • Animal bites
  • Animal noise complaints
  • Abandoned animal complaints
  • Injured animal rescues
  • Pick up of dead companion animals on county roads
  • Loose livestock on roadways
  • Public Safety Departments’ requests for assistance

After hour, weekend and holiday animal control services are limited to emergencies only. Emergency calls for service include:

  • Injured companion animals with no one to come to their aid
  • Aggressive animal(s) running at large
  • Animals that have bitten a human

Shelter Services

Our Animal Shelter houses and cares for animals that are impounded by our officers and animals that are found lost/stray in Henry County and brought to the shelter by citizens. We also provide quarantine facilities for biting animals. Shelter staff makes every effort to reunite lost pets with their owners as well as to place healthy, adoptable animals in new permanent, loving homes. Our shelter also provides educational opportunities to the community on a variety of animal related issues as well as offers low-cost spay/neuter and rabies vaccination assistance.

Low Cost Spay/Neuter Services

Statistics show that between six and eight million dogs and cats enter U.S. shelters every year; far too many to all find homes. Often these animals are the offspring of cherished family pets. Sadly, statistics show that approximately four million of these pets —about one every eight seconds—are put down in shelters each year. Too many pets and not nearly enough homes for them all. Spaying and neutering is a proven way to reduce pet overpopulation, helping to ensure that every pet has a family to love them! The solution to the problem of pet over population starts with each of us taking one small step: getting our owned pets fixed.

The Henry County Animal Care and Control Department is very proud to be able to offer pet owners a low cost way to have their pets fixed!! By partnering with Dr. Elizabeth Perry, DVM and her staff from Paradox Spay/Neuter Clinic, spay and neuter services are offered at the Henry County Animal Shelter, twice a month. Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling the shelter at (770) 288-7387.

Current pricing is as follows:

  • Female dogs under 6 months of age and under 50 pounds - $65.00*
  • Female dogs under 6 months of age and 50 – 65 pounds- $75.00 *
  • Female dogs over 6 months and under 50 pounds - $75.00*
  • Female dogs over 6 months and 50-65 pounds - $85.00*
  • Male dogs under 6 months of age and under 50 pounds - $60.00 *
  • Male dogs under 6 months of age and 50 – 65 pounds - $70.00 *
  • Male dogs over 6 months and under 50 pounds - $70.00*
  • Male dogs over 6 months and 50-65 pounds - $80.00*
  • Female cats - $55.00*
  • Male cats - $35.00*

*Extra charges may apply for female dogs/cats that are pregnant. 
*Surgery cannot be performed on female dogs that are in season (“in heat”)

Pets over 65 pounds or over 4 years of age cannot be accommodated at our outreach clinics.

All pets receive pain medication and go home the same day as the surgery. For more information, please contact us during regular business hours.