Animal Services

Animal Services Lobby bench with animal-themed pillows under a rustic welcome sign

Our Mission

The mission of Oconee County Animal Services is to manage and protect the animal population in Oconee County, enforce animal services ordinances, protect the health and welfare of citizens, and to place as many unwanted animals as possible in suitable homes.

What We Do 

  • Serve the public, protect animals from harm, protect complainants' and alleged violators' rights, and educate the public in responsible pet ownership
  • Promote animal adoption programs in the community 
  • Assist the Rabies Control Officer
  • Educate the public about bite prevention and recognition of rabies and animal behavior
  • Enforce Oconee County Animal Control Ordinances and issue citations accordingly
  • Investigate reports of animal cruelty and neglect
  • Pick up stray and abandoned animals
  • Rescue sick and injured animals
  • Humanely capture stray dogs and cats
  • Visit schools
  • Work closely with other agencies and rescue groups