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April 10th through April 16th is Animal Care & Control Appreciation Week!
Click here to learn more about the dedicated enforcement officers serving our community. 


The DeKalb County Animal Services shelter remains open with enhanced safety protocols for our teams and visitors. DeKalb County Animal Services Officers will continue to respond to calls for service. For more information about the outbreak, including how you can support animals recovering in our care, please visit our FAQ page.

The DeKalb County Animal Shelter is out of housing space. We’re asking our community for help with stray pets so we can focus on emergency and critical situations. Animals in need will not and should not be abandoned. If you have found a healthy pet, please fill out a Found Pet Report.
If you need other assistance, please email pethelp@dekalbanimalservices.com.
Response time is delayed due to incredibly high volumes of animals and people in need of assistance.

Adopt a pet in July and choose your pet’s adoption fee! Our shelters are full of incredible pets waiting for homes, and to them, your love is priceless!
Click here to explore all our adoptable pets.

RABIES ALERT: On November 2, 2021, a RACOON was captured in the 2300 Block of North Eiffel Ct in Decatur that later tested positive for rabies.

Rescue Groups

Rescue groups play a critical part in achieving our lifesaving mission to end the euthanasia of healthy and treatable pets in metro Atlanta. Rescue groups have accounted for an average of 24% of our total lifesaving outcomes! Your rescue group can be part of this incredible mission.

We welcome rescue groups within the state of Georgia and from out-of-state. Georgia rescue groups must be licensed by the Georgia Department of Agriculture and provide a copy of their shelter license and list of agents authorized by your group to rescue. For out-of-state rescue groups, we’ll need a copy of the paperwork that your state requires to operate your rescue or shelter.

Becoming a LifeLine rescue partner starts with completing our Rescue Group Application form. If you have any questions, please reach out to our Rescue Coordinator via email at rescue@dekalbanimalservices.com.

DCAS Rescue Coordinator, Ashley Aguilar with a dog

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