Trapped dogs rescued from a retention pond
The Stephens County Marshal provides Animal Control services for the county. The Animal Control Officer will investigate animal cruelty complaints, enforce city and county code infractions, issue citations and appear in court cases. Their services are meant not only to protect the public from potentially harmful animals, but more importantly to educate county residents on how to prevent hazardous conditions and protect animals that can’t protect themselves. The Animal Control Officer works together with the community to protect one another, as well as innocent animals through responsible care, compassion and awareness.
How to contact the Animal Control Officer:
For Non-Emergency issues – Stray/nuisance animals – CALL 706-779-3911
Emergency issues: – Animal bites to pets or people – CALL 911
If you have lost your animal – Visit the shelter to see if your animal has been turned in to the shelter to positively identify and reclaim them. Please bring proof of ownership (vet records, photos of animal). The shelter is open Tuesday – Saturday 11- 5:30 pm to reclaim your lost pet. We are located at 1747 Scenic Drive, Toccoa, GA 30577.
Visit our Lost/Found page for additional options to help you find your pet or report a found pet by CLICKING HERE
You can post a picture of your lost pet on our Facebook page
You can also call the shelter (at 706-282-3275) to see if we have taken in an animal that matches the description of your animal. Please keep in mind that how you describe the breed and coloring of your animal is open to interpretation, so we recommend that you visit the shelter often to see if your dog has been turned in to the shelter.
Click the links below to view the City of Toccoa and Stephens County Animal Ordinances.