Walker County Animal Services is dedicated to protecting the humans and animals of Walker County, Georgia through complaint based investigations and community outreach through animal welfare education. If you have questions regarding a case, stray animal pick-up, or file an animal related complaint such as; animals at large, neglect/abuse, or any other animal related issue, please contact the animal shelter and request to speak with an officer.

Animal Control is not the Animal Shelter. Animal Control responds to reports of stray animals, bite cases, aggressive animals, etc. The Animal Shelter is where animals are housed and cared for until reclaimed by their owners, adopted or rescued.

Animal Control
706-375-2100, Press 1 (Animal Control Dispatch – Monday-Friday – 8:00am to 5:00pm)
911 (After hours/weekends) – Officers will respond to emergency calls including sick or injured animals, animals in immediate danger, aggressive animals, dog bites that are actively at large, and law enforcement assistance.

During regular business hours (8:00am-5:00pm) please call 706-375-2100 and Press 1 to request an Animal Control Officer be dispatched. Please do NOT call 911 and tie up vital emergency lines with stray calls. Your friends and neighbors depend on these lines being available for medical and emergency situations.

If you are calling to report a stray, or any other complaint that does not qualify as an emergency, leave a voicemail and a team member will respond.

Animal Control Officers
Stanley Stiles
Mike Patterson
Tyler Bishop

Bailey Clements
Animal Control Manager

Wild Animals
If you encounter a wild animal, like a raccoon or coyote, consult the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division’s nuisance animal guide.  DNR can also put you in contact with a licensed nuisance trapper to remove an animal or provide you with a permit to do this yourself.

  • Justin Young with Eco Trappers – 706-764-6589 (cell) – based in Walker County
  • Jody Millard Pest Control – 423-877-0111 (office) or 423-322-8590 (cell) – based in Chattanooga
  • North Georgia Nuisance Animal Control – 706-676-8271 (office) or 706-331-1450 (cell) – based in Chattooga County
  • DJ’s Wildlife Removal – 706-978-6020 (cell) – based in Chattooga County


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