The Rockdale Board of Commissioners is monitoring the rapidly evolving situation around COVID-19 closely, and due to the concern over the safety of Rockdale County Animal Care and Control Center staff and community, measures were taken to mitigate the short- and long-term effects of COVID-19.  Based upon recommendations set forth by the National Animal Care and Control Association, the center will implement the following:

  • Suspend low priority/non-emergency activity such as non-aggressive stray animal pick-up, leash law and licensing complaints, barking and nuisance complaints, trapping of community cats, and conflict mitigation scenarios
  • Respond to emergency and high priority calls for law enforcement assistance, injured stray animals, bite complaints, and aggressive dog complaints
  • Reduce non-essential shelter intake, including suspending non-emergency owner surrender intake and encouraging owners who are ill to keep their pets at home

The staff will still be reporting to the center daily to clean and provide care for animals.

The center will be moving to an appointment only system starting immediately for rescue partners and owners of impounded animals.  Staff can be reached via email at  Follow us on the Rockdale County Animal Care and Control Facebook page for up-to-date information.