Reclaiming Your Impounded Dog or Cat Each day, Athens-Clarke County Animal Control responds to a number of calls regarding dogs running at large. We also provide humane traps for at large cats. To ensure the safety of the public and of these animals, we hold them at our facility. If your dog or cat is lost, please call Animal Control first at 706-613-3540; we may have your pet at our facility.
The cost of reclaiming an impounded dog or cat is $25 for a cat or a spayed or neutered dog for the first impound ($30 for the second and $35 for each additional impound) or $50 for an unspayed or unneutered dog for the first impound ($75 for the second and $100 for each additional impound), plus $5 per day of boarding, $7 for a rabies purchase order if your dog or cat is without a current rabies vaccination, and the cost of any required veterinary services and inoculations. There may also be additional fees for violations of the Athens-Clarke County Animal Control Ordinances.