Emergency Contacts

The Humane League of Lake Lanier, Inc. is a non-profit, completely volunteer organization dedicated to helping animals whenever and wherever we can. To help you contact the appropriate agency or organization, we have compiled a quick-reference guide of addresses and phone contacts. Some of the contacts for Cherokee, Forsyth and Hall Counties include Animal Control agencies, Sheriff’s Office Dispatch, Animal Shelters, and agencies that loan Humane Live Traps.

Typically, Animal Control and Dispatch agencies handle strays, rabies and bite cases, and domestic animal ordinance violations. If you have a question regarding these issues or you are in doubt about what agency handles which issues, it is better to clarify your questions before an emergency occurs.

Emergency Contact Lists

911 – Calling 911 Emergency Dispatch is for emergencies only! Call 911 if an animal bit and drew blood from a person or if a wild or dangerous animal threatens the safety of a person. Use your best judgment when determining if the situation is an emergency.

If you are in doubt, call your Animal Control agency or non-emergency Officer Dispatch line (Sheriff’s Office) first. They will instruct you on how to proceed and supply the correct contact information if they are unable to assist. If the situation turns out to be an emergency, the Dispatch office WILL assist you!!

Hall County

Hall County Sheriff’s Office, Non-Emergency Officer Dispatch
Phone: 770.536.8812

Hall County Animal Control
Phone: 770.531.6830
Fax: 770.531.6833
845 West Ridge Road
P.O. Drawer 1435
Gainesville, GA 30501
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Under the direction of Gainesville-Hall Animal Control Director Doug Derrer, Gainesville-Hall Animal Control’s staff of 6-Animal Control Officers and 1 Supervisor enforces City/County Ordinances and assists other County & State Departments with ordinance enforcements and other animal related issues. Animal Control addresses all issues related to Bites Cases, Rabies Control, Potentially Dangerous and Dangerous Animals, Cruelty Investigations, and all issues related to loose and uncontrolled domestic animals. Animal Control also rents out Humane Cat Traps to Hall County residents for a fully refundable deposit.

Humane Society of Hall County
Phone: 770.532.6617
Fax: 770.538.0029
845 W. Ridge Rd.
Gainesville, GA 30501
Hours of Operation:
Intake: Monday-Saturday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Sunday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Adoptions: Monday-Saturday 10:00AM – 5:00 PM, Sunday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The Humane Society is a private organization, which contracts with Hall County to provide office space for animal control officers, vehicles and equipment. The Humane Society houses all stray animals picked up by the public and Animal Control. The Humane Society provides food, water, clean-up, record keeping, staff, drugs, cleaning supplies and final disposition.

Gainesville Times
345 Green St, N.W.
Gainesville, GA 30503
Switchboard: 770.532.1234 or 800.395.5005
Classifieds: 770.535.1199 (For Lost/Found Ads)
Customer Service: 770.532.2222
Newsroom: 770.532.1234 x243
Gainesville Times Newspaper serves most of the North Georgia area with news and events. They also provide a valuable service to the community by placing free “Found Pet” ads in the Lost/Found section of the classified ads. Gainesville Times also runs animal pertinent events and news. If you know of an event involving animals or have a lead on a news story that impacts the community, Gainesville Times is very receptive.

Forsyth County

Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, Non-Emergency Officer Dispatch
Phone: 770.781.2222
If you suspect cruelty to an animal, call immediately!!
Animal Control
Phone: 770.781.2138 or 770.781.3054

Forsyth County Animal Shelter
Phone: 770.888.2500
Forsyth County Animal Shelter is a county-funded animal shelter under contract to accept all pets that are brought into the shelter by Animal Control and the public. Call for hours of operation.

Humane Society of Forsyth County
Phone: 770.887.6480
4440 Keith Bridge Road
Cumming, Georgia
Hours of Operation:
Adoptions: Monday-Friday 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Saturday-Sunday 12:00PM – 3:00PM Humane Society is a non-profit animal rescue and welfare organization. HSFC also has Humane Live Traps for loan to use when a stray is hard to catch. A small refundable deposit is required to rent the trap.

Humane Hearts (Pet Therapy) Cheryl Zander Phone: 678.860.8786 Email: humanehearts@adelphia.net

Forsyth County News
Phone: 770.887.3126
Call Forsyth County News to place a lost or found ad. Found ads are printed for free.

Lost & Found
Pat Raudonis
Phone: 770.889.0627
As a courtesy to the public, this Lost/Found call center tracks Lost/Found listings to help increase the chances of returning pets to their rightful owners. Make the call! It could make the difference!

Cherokee County

Cherolee County Marshal’s Department
90 North Street
Suite 378
Canton, GA 30114
Hours of Operation: Monday -Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Animal Control (under the Marshal’s Dept.)
Phone: 678.493.6200
Animal Control Officers are dispatched to answer calls pertaining to animal bites, stray animals, and violations of local animal ordinances. Primarily these calls are for the handling of domestic animals. In case of an emergency, after duty hours, an Animal Control Officer can be dispatched by calling 911.

Department of Natural Resources (wildlife)
Phone: 800.241.4113
DNR is responsible for handling cases involving wildlife.

Department of Agriculture (livestock)
Phone: 800.479.0119
Georgia Department of Agriculture is responsible for handling cases involving livestock.

Cherokee County Animal Shelter
Phone: 770.345.7270
Adoptions Phone: 678.493.4381
Animal Intake: 678.493.4389
Fax: 770.345.3212
The Cherokee County Animal Shelter is a “full service” operation. We take in animals that are brought in by the animal control officer, citizens of Cherokee County and unwanted pets. The Cherokee County Animal Shelter also adopts animals out to the public. The adoption fee of $75.00 includes the first series of vaccinations, the spay or neuter of the animal, the micro-chip and a gift receipt for pet supplies. Cherokee County Animal Shelter also holds off-site adoptions. Cats are available at Petsupermarket at 9425 Hwy 92, call with questions at 770-517-7355 in Woodstock and at 4401 Shallowford Road Suite 144, call with questions 770-992-4269.

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office
Roger Garrison
Phone: 678.493.4100