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Mission Statement

The Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter believes that all animals are entitled to be free from suffering, abuse, and exploitation. We believe in the intrinsic dignity and sanctity of animal life. We have an obligation to prevent cruelty, alleviate suffering, and to protect and care for homeless and abandoned animals. Our mission is to promote the adoption of companion animals and to educate the public on responsible pet ownership. We believe that our values, decisions, conduct, and behavior should set the tone and be a model for others in their care and treatment of animals.

Who We Are

The Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter is an open admission, non-profit Shelter, supported financially by private donations and funds from eight city and county jurisdictions. We accept animals from Hart and Franklin Counties. We often take in sick and injured animals, feral cats and wild dogs. In these cases, it is our obligation to humanely end the suffering of these animals. We strive to get all of our animals adopted, and often work with rescue groups and other local shelters to achieve this. Our maximum capacity is 60 animals. Currently our adoption rate is 30% and we are working hard every day to increase it. Our goal of course, is an adoption rate of 100%. We also have a 40% RESCUE rate! Thanks to all the rescues that pull from us. We are very rescue friendly.

Adopting a friend

The NEGAS handles approximately 3,500 animals per year. Adoption fees are used to reimburse local veterinarians who spay or neuter the adopted animals. When an animal is adopted, the owner is given a certificate that can be redeemed at a participating veterinarian clinic for the required rabies vaccinations and spay/neuter procedures on their new pet. For dogs and cats that need altering, $55 and $45 are charged, respectively, for adoption. Dogs that come into the shelter already altered are available for adoption for $40 and Cats for $30. adopt a shelter pet

Come Visit Us!

Take I-85 north to the Lavonia exit 173 at Hwy. 17, go right, travel approximately 1.5 miles through town, turn right at the Northeast Georgia Bank on to Bear Creek Road. The Shelter is approximately 1 mile on the right. The hours of operation are from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Tuesday through Saturday.
Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter
870 Bear Creek Road
Lavonia, GA 30553
Phone: (706) 356-5363

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MEET TANK!! Our adorable Shelter dog! He was only about 6 weeks old when he first came in and now he is about 2yrs old, and we wanted everyone to see him grow! He has grown a lot since he came in but he not done yet!! He is a Bull Masstiff mix. We are hoping he will grow up to be big and strong to protect our shelter!