Animal Shelter

Eddy Harris
Animal Shelter Manager

Address1363 Red Oak Flat Road
Dahlonega, GA 30533
Phone706-867-7297
Fax706-867-7299
Emaileddy.harris@lumpkincounty.gov
HoursTuesday - Saturday, 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Mission Statement

The mission of the Lumpkin County Animal Shelter is to balance the health, safety and welfare needs of the people and animals in our County. Through our mission we will educate the public about responsible companion animal ownership, help the Lumpkin County Animal Control Unit investigate animal cruelty cases, provide compassion and humane care for unwanted, stray, abused, and abandoned animals in our County, give adoptable animals a second chance at a forever home, and humanely euthanize animals when necessary and appropriate.

 

Notices: Low - Cost Spay / Neuter Services

The Lumpkin County Animal Shelter has access to multiple options to meet the spay and neuter needs of the pets of our local citizens.  Please discuss your needs directly with a staff member so that you may be directed to the best option available to your pet.  You may contact us by calling 706 – 867-7297.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the location and contact information for LCAS (Lumpkin County Animal Shelter)?

  • Address: 1363 Red Oak Flats Road
    Dahlonega, Georgia 30533
  • Phone: 706-867-7297
    706-973-9411 (Dan Bowers – Friends of Lumpkin County Animal Shelter)
  • Fax: 706-867-7299
  • Email: eharris@lumpkincounty.gov (Eddy Harris / Shelter Director)
    Dbowers7@windstream.net (Dan Bowers – Friends of Lumpkin County Animal Shelter)

What are the Shelter's hours of operation?

Open to Public for Adoptions: Tuesday – Saturday 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Open to Volunteers: Monday – Saturday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

How do I get to the Animal Shelter?

  • Follow Hwy 400 North into Lumpkin County until you reach the intersection of Hwy 60. (You will see Home Depot on the top left corner).
  • Take a right onto Hwy 60 South toward Gainesville. Go approximately one mile and take a left on the first road – Red Oak Flats Road.
  • Follow Red Oak Flats Road for approximately 1.5 miles.
  • The shelter will be on your left.

Will LCAS come out to pick up stray / surrendered animals?

LCAS does not pick up animals outside the shelter. Please contact your local Animal Control Department.
Lumpkin County Sherrif/Animal Control : 706-864-0414
Hall County Animal Control: 706-531-6830
Dawson County: 706-265-9160

Is there a fee to surrender my animal to the Shelter?

There is no fee to surrender a stray or abandoned animal, however, the owner/guardian MUST be a resident of Lumpkin County to surrender at LCAS. Donations are greatly appreciated and encouraged. There is a $25 fee to surrender an owner-surrender animal.

When you have my lost pet?

Please come to our facility and do the following:

  • Check the Animal Control Log for recent intakes
  • Check the bulletin board for any “found” animals
  • Fill out form at desk with all of the pet and owner information

Can I view LCAS animals online?

YES! Please see one of the below websites:

I lost my pet. Can you help me find it?

You can visit our website to report a lost pet or if you don’t have internet access you can visit our facility to:

  • check animal control log
  • check bulletin board for found animals

I have found a lost animal. If I don't want to surrender it to the shelter, what can I do to find the owner?

  • Take the animal to a vet or our shelter to check for a microchip.
  • Check LCAS bulletin board for the “lost” animal
  • Get descriptive information on the animal; where it was found and owner contact information.
  • Create a “FOUND” poster to be placed on our LCAS bulletin board

What is the cost of adoption and what does it include?

Dogs (Fee – $90.00) Includes:

  • Health screening by a veterinarian
  • 1st worming
  • 2nd de-worming for puppies
  • 1st distemper vaccine
  • 1st parvovirus vaccine
  • 1st parainfluenza
  • Corono
  • Bordetella
  • 30 days free health insurance
  • 24Pet Watch microchip
  • Spaying or neutering at a participating vet
  • Rabies (provided by veterinarian)

Cats (Fee – $60.00) Includes:

  • Health screening by a vet
  • 1st distemper vaccine
  • 1st rhinotracheites vaccine
  • 1st Chlamydia vaccine
  • 1st Rabies vaccine
  • FIV/feLK test
  • 1st worming
  • Spaying or neutering at a participating vet
  • 24Pet Watch microchip
  • 30 days free health insurance

Can you provide discounted or free spay/neuter for my animal?

  • The Atlanta Spay and Newter Bus visits our shelter and charges a fee of $20.00. Please contact the shelter for an appointment.
  • The “Turnaround Program” process, involves the owner surrendering the animal to the shelter and turning around and adopting (at normal fees) the same animal to take advantage of the reduced vet bills covering the spay/neuter.

Is an advertised animal still available?

Check the large whiteboard first.

Can the shelter supply food?

No.

Can you provide me with information regarding shelter staff?

Any request for information on shelter staff must be referred to the county human resources.

Will the shelter accept animals other than cats and dogs, such as rabbits?

No, the shelter only accepts dogs and cats.

If my animal is picked up by animal control, what do I have to pay to retrieve my animal?

There is a $50.00 fee if the dog is retrieved the same day as intake. There is a $10.00/day fee for each overnight the animal spends at LCAS, plus $20.00 to microchip the animal.

How do I obtain a microchip for my dog/cat?

There is a $20.00 fee. The procedure takes approximately 10 minutes and is not painful to the animal. The microchip is placed between the shoulder blades.

Do you provide veterinary services once my animal leaves LCAS?

No, once the animal leaves LCAS, you must obtain veterinary services from a licensed vet.

Department Staff

NameTitlePhone/ExtEmail
Eddy HarrisAnimal Shelter Manager706-867-7297eddy.harris@lumpkincounty.gov
Wayne MarshallAnimal Care Technician706-867-7297wayne.marshall@lumpkincounty.gov
Sharron DavisAnimal Care Technician706-867-7297sharron.davis@lumpkincounty.gov
Carolyn HeddenAnimal Care Technician 706-867-7297carolyn.freeman@lumpkincounty.gov
Karen KurkaVolunteer Foster Home Coordintor706-864-9962karen.kurka@windstream.net
Tony AsheAnimal Control706-867-7297animalcontrol@lumpkincounty.gov

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Lumpkin County Animal Control

Animal Control Technician: Tony Ashe

Contact Number: 706-867-7297

Email: animalcontrol@lumpkincounty.gov

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm

Location: Lumpkin County Animal Shelter

1363 Red Oaks Flats Road

Dahlonega, Georgia 30533

Emergency after hours: 706-864-3633

Spay / Neuter Services

The Lumpkin County Animal Shelter has access to multiple options to meet the spay and neuter needs of the pets of our local citizens.  Please discuss your needs directly with a staff member so that you may be directed to the best option available to your pet.  You may contact us by calling 706 – 867-7297.

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