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Yes. Agriculture Department issues license to qualified people. Rescues can only receive from other rescues or owner surrenders. It is illegal to pick up animals at random and rescue/foster without going through the proper channels. Fosters generally work under the rescues license.
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Dogs that are not marked such as collar or tag are held for five days, dogs that have collar or tag are held for ten days. Laurens County Animal Control scans all animals for micro-chip.
Laurens County Animal Control does not accept Owner Relinquishes. You will need to contact rescues.
Laurens County Animal Control DOES NOT euthanize any animals. All Euthanasia is done by a licensed professional. Each dog is held between 5-10 days if not longer. We strive to find the rightful owner and if no owner is found, ANY Georgia licensed rescue may pull from our facility..
We are two different entities. Dublin Laurens Humane Society does not have a phone.
Our kennel is open for ANY STATE LICENSED RESCUE to pull from. Laurens County Animal Control kennel is not open to the public and does not have an adoption policy. All adoptions are through rescues. If you are intrested in any dog in our facility, reach out to any Georgia Licensed Rescue, and have them pull from us, then you may adopt from said rescue.
Laurens County Animal Control will not check personally owned traps. It will be the responsibility of the person(s) that set trap because they assume liability for animal.
Call our office Monday -- Friday between 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. or leave a voice mail after hours and we will return all calls next business day. 478-277-2943
No. Laurens County Animal Control will only accept animals of a Laurens County resident.
Only in an emergency. All wildlife related calls are forwarded to the Department of Natural Resources 229-426-5267.
It would be better if the animal is left alone for your safety and theirs. It is also illegal. Rescues are not able to pick up animals unless authorized. (Animal Protocol Rule) However if picked up Laurens County Animal Control must be contacted as soon as possible in attempt to avoid any legal matters that may occur. You may also check out our Stray Hold policy.
A Stray Hold is when Laurens County Animal Control permits aLaurens County citizen to hold or foster an animal for a period of 10 days in order to find the animals’ owner. Some restrictions may apply.
Animal Control does not board animals for the public. Onlystate licensed boarders, groomers and vets that office that service. We only quarantinebite cases as well as strays.
No. Only animals tested are the ones that have bitten or blood/saliva transfer to a pet or person. The animal is turned over to the Laurens County Health Department / Environmental Division.
Yes, a lot of restrictions apply. Environmental Division as well as Laurens County Animal Control will supervise.
Contact Laurens County Animal Control, send a picture,advertise in local couriers and on social media sites as well all local vets.Report to Sheriffs’ office if possible stolen.
Magistrate Court of Laurens County with the Honorable Judge Colby Crabb presiding, located at Laurens County Courthouse Downtown Dublin.
Seek medical attention first. Laurens County Animal Controlneeds to be contacted as well as Laurens County Health Department/EnvironmentalDivision. Animal needs to be held for 10 days and checked to see if it iscurrent or at least had a rabies shot. Description of animal, location and owner of animal will be needed.
Agriculture Department clearly states in article "Rescue groups are not authorized to impound animals unless they are contracted by a government agency in Georgia to provide Animal Control Services.
Rabies is the only one required by law and may only be givenby a licensed veterinarian.
Call Department of Agriculture, you will need to go online and follow directions.
Yes. Laurens County Animal Control will check welfare as well as livestock at large. Most livestock calls will need to be directed to Agriculture Department http://agr.georgia.gov/ Laurens County Animal Control is not equipped to transport or hold some livestock. We use “livestockhandlers” much like our sheriffs’ office uses wrecker services. Contact us ifinterested in ( livestock handling ) * restrictions may apply