Animal Services

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.

Responsibilities 
  • Serve, Protect, and Education; To Serve the Public, To Protect the Animal From Harm and to Protect the Complainant’s and Alleged Violator’s Rights, and to Educate the Public in Responsible Pet Ownership
  • Promote Animal Adoption Programs in the Community by media, print and the internet
  • Assist the Rabies Control Officer
  • 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
  • Rescue Sick and Injured Animals