Gwinnett County Animal Control services include rescuing and sheltering animals, offering animals for adoption, boarding pets, renting out animal trailers and disposing of deceased animals, reports the Gwinnett county website. Additionally, the department responds to all complaints, situations and incidents involving animals in Gwinnett county.
Gwinnett County Animal Control assigns one officer to oversee all animal neglect and abuse cases, and one officer to investigate animal bites and rabies control, according to the Gwinnett county website. The officers speak directly to anyone lodging a complaint using the phone number on the website. The county prosecutes all violators of the animal ordinances. Owners must pay a fee to reclaim impounded animals and to recover rabies-quarantined animals, but senior citizens pay reduced amounts.
The county animal shelter receives 15,000 animals per year, states the Gwinnett county website. The shelter holds these animals for as long as it can, while meeting the legal space requirements. The animal shelter works with private rescue groups to find homes for animals that it can no longer shelter. It facilitates about 5,000 animal adoptions and rescues each year, and it enforces a policy of spaying and neutering all animals adopted at the shelter. Owners and prospective owners must pay fees for all the services provided by Gwinnett County Animal Control.