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Calling Animal Control

October 17, 2013
Sleeping on the sidewalk, two stray dogs huddle for warmth.

As your community grows, you and your neighbors will want to monitor the local population of stray animals. When stray populations go unchecked, your community runs the risk that these cats and dogs may act out aggressively and spread disease, the Atlanta Humane Society notes. More often than not, the strays will simply leave you alone and go hungry. It's best, though, to get these animals into shelters, so they can be spayed or neutered and then placed in caring homes.

If you see stray animals in your neighborhood, reach out to your city, town or county government's animal control division. You can also contact your local branch of The Humane Society for advice.

Below you'll find animal control contacts for populous cities and counties across Georgia:

About the Author

Bethany McDaniel is a content specialist for GeorgiaGov. She graduated from Berry College in Rome, GA with degrees in Visual Communication and History.