Walker County Animal Shelter Resumes Intake By Appointment Only

A flyer for the Walker County Animal Shelter "Intake by appointment only"

We’re asking residents to call and schedule an appointment, so we can balance the load and keep our staff from being overwhelmed,” said Commissioner Shannon Whitfield.  “The Walker County Animal Shelter was not designed to hold an infinite number of dogs and cats.  We need to manage intake with capacity, so that the shelter doesn’t become overcrowded again.”

Earth Day Adoption Event at Walker County Animal Shelter

A dog from the animal shelter

Chickamauga, GA - "Reduce, Rehome, Relove."  That's the mantra this Earth Day at the Walker County Animal Shelter. The Shelter staff will host a special Earth Day Adoption event on Saturday, April 20th.  Reduced adoption rates will be available for dogs ($45) and cats ($20) during the event and includes spay/neuter, rabies and core vaccination.  … Continue reading Earth Day Adoption Event at Walker County Animal Shelter

Walker County Rabies Clinics Planned in May

An animal getting a rabies vaccine

LaFayette, GA - Walker County Extension and your local veterinarian have teamed up to provide low cost rabies clinics again this year.  Protect your family from a deadly disease by bringing your dog and/or cat to one of the locations listed below to be vaccinated.  The cost is just $15, cash only.  Vets will provide … Continue reading Walker County Rabies Clinics Planned in May

“My Furry Valentine” Speed Petting Event Coming to Walker County

Dog holding a rose

Chickamauga, GA – Find a valentine for all seasons during the Walker County Animal Shelter's My Furry Valentine event on Saturday, February 9th. The shelter will be offering speed petting, giving visitors a chance to flip through a photo album and select a potential valentine. The staff will then hook you up with four of your furry … Continue reading “My Furry Valentine” Speed Petting Event Coming to Walker County

Walker County Animal Shelter Plans Christmas Adoption Event

Santa holding two dogs

Chickamauga, GA - Frodo, Bixby, Baxter and nearly 80 other dogs and cats at the Walker County Animal Shelter hope they'll be part of a Christmas to remember. Families thinking about adding a pet as a holiday gift are encouraged to drop by the shelter this Saturday for a special Christmas Adoption Event between 10:00 … Continue reading Walker County Animal Shelter Plans Christmas Adoption Event

Citizen Service Request (iWorQ) Now Available on Desktop

a screenshot of the iworq citizens request portal

LaFayette, GA - Walker County Government has expanded the options available for citizens to report an issue with codes, roads, animals and other matters. Last year, we launched the iWorQ Service Request mobile app* for iPhone and Android devices.  Now, all of the same features are available on a desktop for residents who prefer a … Continue reading Citizen Service Request (iWorQ) Now Available on Desktop

Commissioner Provides 3rd Quarter Update on County Finances & Improvements

Rossville, GA - Walker County Sole Commissioner Shannon Whitfield provided an update on the road to financial recovery at the latest Walker County Chamber of Commerce meeting. Whitfield discussed the 270 day turnaround in cash flow and how the county was able to operate longer in 2018 without a Tax Anticipation Note (TAN) compared to … Continue reading Commissioner Provides 3rd Quarter Update on County Finances & Improvements

Low Cost Vaccine Clinic Coming to Walker County August 25th

A small dog gets a vaccine

Rock Spring, GA - My Kids Have Paws Veterinary Service brings its mobile clinic to Walker County later this month. The Dalton based clinic offers many common preventative shots at a low cost to the public. Dr. Robyn O’Kane's mission is to reduce euthanasia rates by helping keep pets in their homes with affordable surgical and medical care. … Continue reading Low Cost Vaccine Clinic Coming to Walker County August 25th

Walker County Commissioner Meetings Move to New Location

A man works to paint the courtroom in Courthouse Annex III.

LaFayette, GA - Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield's meetings will move to a new location this month. The Commissioner's regularly scheduled meetings, which are held at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of the month, will now take place at the Walker County Courthouse Annex III building, located at 201 S Main Street … Continue reading Walker County Commissioner Meetings Move to New Location