Stray animals currently at the Shelter available for owner reclaim:

Animal Shelter
Emily Sadler, Director
5488 North Marble Top Road
Chickamauga, GA 30707

Email us at:

Adoption Hours:

We are currently closed to the public for adoptions while we work to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

Monday through Friday – 10:00am to 4:00pm

Saturday – 8:00am to 1:00pm​

WCAS is not Animal Control.  If you are looking for Animal Control, please visit their page. Please DO NOT call 911 with stray animal issues ONLY dog bite & aggressive animal incidents.

Shelter Reports:

Visit the Records Page

We now have a wishlist! Click on the logo to donate items to the shelter.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: In order to lessen the burden on taxpayers, WCAS has an established price list for animal surrenders, owner reclaims and adoptions.  These fees cover some of the expenses (deworming, heartworm test, flea treatment) incurred while caring for companion pets, and in many cases can be avoided through responsible pet ownership.

Fee list (per animal) effective October 1, 2019:

  • Animal surrender         –        $10
  • Owner reclaim              –        $25   (animal previously spayed/neutered)
  • Owner reclaim              –        $80   (owner agrees to spay/neuter)
  • Owner reclaim              –        $150 (owner refuses to spay/neuter)
  • Adoption*                      –        $30   (cats)
  • Adoption*                      –        $80   (dogs)
  • Microchipping               –        $10

*All animals adopted from WCAS are spayed/neutered and vaccinated for rabies at no additional charge

Looking for a low cost Spay/Neuter option? The following resources are available in our community:

ChattaNeuter in Chattanooga, TN

My Kids Have Paws in Dalton, GA

National Spay Alliance Foundation in Dalton, GA

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