Animals currently available at the Shelter for owner reclaim or adoption. In order to reclaim, proof of ownership is required.

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

Email us at:

The Shelter 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.

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

Complete the Adoption Contract & Application online. Appointments are ONLY scheduled after the contract & application has been submitted and approved.

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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*                      –        $50   (cats)
  • Adoption*                      –        $100 (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

Dixie Day Spay in Cleveland, TN
423- 476- 7122

My Kids Have Paws in Dalton, GA

National Spay Alliance Foundation in Dalton, GA

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