DeKalb County Animal Control Officers enforce the DeKalb County animal ordinance and state animal-related laws. Please call 404-294-2996 x2 to request field service. Field service during normal hours of operation includes:

  • Stray animals; leash law violations
  • Cruelty or neglect of animals
  • Animal bites; dangerous or vicious animals
  • Dog fighting; cock fighting
  • Excessive animal noise
  • No rabies vaccination; not registering a pet

Please note that DeKalb animal control officers handle emergencies-only at night and over the weekend. Emergencies consist of police assists, animal cruelty, animal bites, etc.

You may also request service by faxing in this Service Request form.

DeKalb Animal Control Officers do not respond to calls from owners wanting to surrender their own animals. Owners needing to surrender their pets should read How to Surrender Your Pet.

Call for dead animal pickup: Department of Sanitation at (404) 294-2900

For information about controlling nuisance wildlife, contact AWARE 678-418-1111 or the Georgia Department of Natural Resources at (404) 918-6408. Also read HSUS's Wild Neighbor article.

If you have an ongoing nuisance animal problem, please print and complete this Trap Request Form and forward with the correct funds to DeKalb County Animal Services and Enforcement, Attn: Trap Request, 845 Camp Road Decatur, GA 30032.