Animal Services

Animal Services


Mission Statement
The mission of Augusta Animal Services is to enforce state laws and local ordinances pertaining to the control and management of animals, protection of human life and property, and to raise public awareness of responsible pet ownership.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Investigate animal related complaints 
  • Investigate allegations of animal cruelty 
  • Investigate bite cases 
  • Impound and quarantine unvaccinated animals involved in bite cases 
  • Receive animals relinquished by citizens of Augusta; out of county fee required for non residents 
  • Humane sheltering and treatment of lost, abandoned and released animals 
  • Trap, catch and impound stray and nuisance animals 
  • Educate the public on responsible pet ownership and animal related issues 
  • Adopt sterilized animals to the public 
  • Network with local/national rescue groups to unite animals with families 
  • Disposal of dead animals on city streets 
  • Humane euthanization of sick, injured, diseased and unadoptable animals
Performance and Statistics
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