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The fee for dogs or cats is $75. The price includes sterilization, rabies and distemper vaccinations, micro-chipping, wormer, and a light veterinary exam. All animals are sterilized prior to release for adoption and will be picked up from the veterinarian's office unless prior arrangements are made with the shelter. Oconee County Animal Services does not guarantee the health, temperament, or behavior of an adopted animal. If problems are evident, the shelter will disclose the information to the adopter. Oconee County Animal Control now accepts cash, check MasterCard, Visa and Discover cards. A convenience fee of 3% is added when using cards.
The shelter is partnered with PetSmart and has total access to the Cat Adoption Center located on Epps Bridge Road and with the store supplying all food, litter, cleaning materials, and volunteers cleaning, the shelter is able to adopt these cats at a reduced price; $50. This discount applies to animals at PetSmart only, unless otherwise noted.
To view the shelter's animal inventory, please go to: petango.com/oconeecountyanimalcontrol
If you have any difficulty navigating the page, please feel free to contact the shelter at your earliest convenience. 706.769.3956
Keep away from the animal. If the animal is in pain, it may bite. Officers have special training and equipment to help an injured animal without further injuring the animal and without the Officers getting injured.
The best way you can help is to call the professionals.
Sterilizing your pet will help reduce unwanted pregnancies causing pets not to be properly cared for or vaccinated regularly.
Call Animal Services at 706-769-3956 to remove all stray or seriously ill animals from your neighborhood, and to keep potentially unvaccinated animals from your family and pet.
Daytime activity of otherwise nocturnal animal is occasionally a sign of sickness. However, during spring and early summer, while offspring are being born and raised, it is not rare to find wildlife active during the day, especially on overcast days or on wooded lots. Remove bird feeders, pet food, and access to other types of food or water to decrease the chances of wildlife interaction with people and pets. If you see wildlife, contact the Sheriff's Office non-emergency, 706-769-5665, or an animal removal company.
Owners are responsible for all boarding and impound fees and fees are due at the time of reclaim. If your pet is not current, you are required to purchase a pre-paid rabies voucher from a veterinarian. The cost will vary by each clinic.
You have 3 business days to vaccinate your pet. If you elect not to comply, a citation may be issued.
Boarding and Impound Fees start on the first day the animal is impounded. All animals, without a rabies tag on the collar, will receive the following: - A Microchip upon reclaim (if not micro-chipped already) - Bordetella – kennel cough vaccination (dogs only) - Distemper vaccination - Wormer
Find reclaim fees on our
Departmental Fees (PDF) page.
Please refer to the Animal Ordinance, Section 1-5-4; Animal Nuisance, letter A and Nuisance Definition.
The more information you provide, the sooner your complaint will be remedied.
Register an Animal Nuisance Complaint page.
You are required to set-up an account. You decide how contact is made; email, phone, text. You may upload a picture and identify the location.
You are welcome to call and see if the pet is at the shelter or see if someone may have called about the pet. 706.769.3956
Report a Lost or Found Animal page.
Please refer to the "Fee" link. Surrender a Pet to the Animal Shelter page.
An Agenda Setting Meeting is held the Tuesday preceding the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Oconee County Board of Commissioners Meeting Chambers, Room 224, on the second floor of the Oconee County Courthouse, 23 North Main Street, Watkinsville, Georgia. At the Agenda Setting Meeting, the Board of Commissioners reviews those items to be considered at the Regular Meeting.
During December of each year, the Board of Commissioners approves a meeting schedule for the following year, taking into account any scheduling conflicts. The meeting schedule is posted on the County Website and the Courthouse Bulletin Board.
The Oconee County Board of Commissioners and Oconee County Board of Education have priority in booking and may book events at any time. Please inquire for further information concerning this policy.
1) Visit our Interactive Map which holds a database of all businesses in Oconee County. It is available at http://ga-oconeecounty.civicplus.com/693/Database-of-Businesses.
2) Visit the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce and browse their membership directory at http://www.oconeechamber.org/directory.htm. Not all businesses in Oconee County belong to the Chamber of Commerce, but the Chamber's listing provides contact information you may find valuable.
Job vacancies are posted in the Human Resources Office, Courthouse 2nd Floor Bulletin Board and posted in various County Departments. Job vacancies can also be found on our Job Openings page.
Human Resources Office.
Oconee County Property Appraisal Office (QPublic)
General outdoor landscape watering is allowed twice a week and only before 10:00 a.m. and after 4:00 p.m. on an odd / even address basis. Even numbered addresses and properties without addresses may water on Wednesday and Saturday. Odd numbered addresses may water on Thursday and Sunday.
The following outdoor water uses are prohibited:
• Washing hard surfaces such as streets and sidewalks.• Water for ornamental purposes, such as fountains.• The use of fire hydrants, except for firefighting and public safety.• Non-commercial pressure washing.• Fundraising car washes.
The following outdoor water uses are allowed any time of day:
• Irrigation of personal food gardens.• Irrigation of new and replanted plants, seed, or turf for 30 days after the date of installation.• Drip irrigation, soaker hoses and had held watering with shut off devices.
For more information visit the Oconee County Website at www.oconeecounty.com