The Animal Care & Control Shelter is a division of the Rockdale County Department of Recreation & Maintenance. Rockdale County and the City of Conyers are served on an equal basis. The division provides field services, loan of cat traps, and receives unwanted/surplus dogs and cats. The shelter offers pet adoption and serves as a community resource for information regarding animals. The shelter also serves as a quarantine facility for biting animals, under the direction of the Environmental Health Department.
1506 Rockbridge Road
Conyers, Georgia 30012
|Hours of Operation:|
|Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.|
|Saturday (Once Monthly) 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.|
|January 18||February 15||March 21|
|April 18 – Closed due to COVID-19||May 16||June 20|
|July 18||August 15||September 19|
|October 17||November 21||December 19|
Due to the seriousness of rabies and because it is such a preventable disease, Georgia State law and Rockdale County’s Animal Control Ordinance require all dogs and cats to be vaccinated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian and this vaccine be kept current for the lifetime of the animal. Vaccinating your companion animals against rabies helps protect them from the disease. Also, a vaccinated domestic pet population provides a buffer zone between wildlife rabies and humans.
At this time there are no incidents to report!
Low Cost Vaccine Clinic
|The Rockdale County Animal Control Shelter has partnered with Hometown Animal Rescue, Inc. (HARI) to offer discount shots at St. Simon’s Episcopal Church, located at 1522 Highway 138, Conyers, GA 30013.
The shot clinic is offered once a month on a Saturday from 9 a.m. to Noon
|January 18||February 22||March 14|
|April 18 – Cancelled due to COVID-19||May 16||June 20|
|July 18||August 15||September 19|
|October 17||November 14|
- Rabies: $12 each
- Parvo/Distemper: $15 each
- Bordetella Nasal: $15 each
- Canine Influenza: $20 each
- Rabies & Parvo/Distemper $25
- Rabies, Parvo/Distemper & Bordetella $35
- Rabies: $12 each
- Feline Distemper: $15 each
- Rabies & Distemper: $25
Other Services Available
- Canine Heartworm Test: $10
- Feline Leukemia/Aids: $20
- Feline Leukemia Vaccine: $15
- Canine or Feline Micro Chip: $22 each
Note: CASH ONLY! No checks or credit cards accepted at the shot clinic. All pets must be leashed and under control. For more information, call HARI at 678-964-4274, or email HometownAnimal@gmail.com
Pets Available Now
Rockdale County’s animal shelter also works in conjunction with various local rescue groups to promote pet adoption.
The staff recommends visiting the Shelter in person to find the perfect pet for your family. You may also wish to browse Rockdale County Animal Care and Control for a brief description and a photo of animals available for adoption at the Rockdale shelter.
Reclaiming Impounded Dogs
|Impoundment||Impoundment Fee||Additional Mandates|
|Second (In a 12-month period)||$45.00||Pet will be microchipped and registered|
|Third (In a 12-month period)||$60.00||Pet will be spayed/neutered|
|$5.00 Per night board/ $10 night for quarantined|
|$12.00 Prepayment for legally required rabies vaccine, if not current.Owners must have a photo identification to reclaim an impounded pet. Impounded animals brought to the shelter as strays are held for 72 hours for an owner to reclaim|
Specialized License Plates
Dog and cat sterilization license plates are now available at your local tag office. The purchase of the special license plate is voluntary and $24 of each tag sale goes to the program. All donations to the Dog and Cat Sterilization Fund (DCSF) are completely tax-deductible.
Frequently Asked Questions About the Program:
- How Can I Support the Program?
1. Buy a Dog & Cat Sterilization License Plate
2. Make a tax-deductible contribution to the fund
3. Ask your employer to match your contribution
4. Help educate others about sterilization and the dog and cat license plate program
5. Honor/remember someone with a contribution
- How Do I Get a Dog & Cat Sterilization License Plate Now?
As with other specialty license plates, the Dog and Cat Sterilization License Plate is available at your local tag office in Georgia. Plates can be purchased for an extra $25 at any time, regardless of birthday.
- Why Does Georgia Need a Dog & Cat Sterilization Program?
Dog and cat overpopulation is a tragic problem in all areas of Georgia. Each year thousands of healthy, friendly dog and cats are euthanized in Georgia’s animal shelters because people have allowed them to stray and breed. There are not enough homes for them all. Sterilization (spaying & neutering) is the solution to dog and cat overpopulation. It reduces: Number of stray dogs and cats; dogs and cats housed and euthanized in shelters; city/county tax burden for animal control; destruction of property and livestock; health risk and bad behavior; car accidents; wildlife and habitat destruction; spread of disease like rabies; and injuries to people and other animals.
- Can I purchase a dog and cat sterilization license plate early?
Yes, by surrendering your current plate to your county tag office. The fee will be $25 for the license plate. Registration renewal fees and taxes will be due on or before the last day of the registered owners renewal period.
- I renew my plate by mail. How do I get a dog and cat sterilization license plate by mail?
Simply notify your county tag office in writing on your renewal form that you wish to purchase a dog and cat sterilization license plate and include an extra $25.
- Can I also order personalized vanity writing on my dog and cat sterilization license plate?
No, vanity writing is not available on any specialty license plates.
How Will the Dog and Cat Sterilization Program Work?
The Dog and Cat Sterilization Program will:
- Help pay participating veterinarians for dog and cat spay and neuter procedures
- Provide educational materials about the benefits of sterilization
- Promote the sale of dog and cat sterilization license plates.
Licensed and accredited veterinarians who choose to participate in the program will receive a subsidy payment from the Dog and Cat Sterilization Fund.
Purchasing the license plate is voluntary. It is an easy way to fund this important program and the great looking license plate will show others that you care about helping animals.
Georgia Department of Agriculture
Dog and Cat Sterilization Fund
P.O. Box 337043
Atlanta, GA 30334-7043
1-800-282-5852 or 404-656-3667
Humane Association of Georgia
Georgia Veterinary Medical Association
The Rockdale County Animal Care and Control Shelter receives many calls regarding common issues for residents and pet owners. Below are some frequently asked questions, along with the answers.
I found a yellow card on my door. What does it mean?
The yellow cards left by a Rockdale County Animal Control Officer are used to advise that a complaint has been made on a dog at the residence and that the occupant/pet owner is being warned about a possible violation of a certain area of the Animal Control Ordinance.
To find out details about the complaint, contact the Animal Control Shelter. Warnings do not have to be issued before a citation is given, but when possible Animal Control Officers will advise citizens of a violation and ways to correct before court action is taken.