Walker County Animal Services was formed in late 2022 as a consolidated department tasked with addressing animal related issues in the county. Animal Control and the Animal Shelter are now under the Animal Services banner.

Jeff Mitchell, Director

Animal Control
During regular business hours (8:00am-5:00pm) please call 706-375-2100 and Press 1 to request an Animal Control Officer be dispatched.

After hours, Animal Control will ONLY respond on bite cases and aggressive animal cases. From 5:00pm to 8:00am, call 423-280-4147. 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.

Click here for more information about Animal Control.

Animal Shelter:
The mission of the Walker County Animal Shelter is to provide humane care for animals that are lost, abandoned or unwanted. We strive to place every adoptable animal into a good, loving home and encourage good pet guardianship through program such as spay/neuter.

Hours of operation:

  • Monday: 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am to 2:00pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Click here to visit the Animal Shelter page to learn more about our services and the animals available for adoption.

If you need assistance with a sick or injured domestic animal, the following are options for emergency care:

  • Animal Emergency Center of Chattanooga (423-822-8304)
  • VCA Regional Institute for Vet Emergencies Center (423-698-4612)

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

If you encounter an injured wild animal, contact Possumbilities at 423-903-9158 or visit their website.