Animal Control

  • Polk County Animal Control Recognized for Canine Donation


    The Polk County Animal Control Department was recognized for their donation of a very talented canine to the National Detector Dog Training Center program. See her Story Below:

    Marlee’s Story...

    Marlee was abandoned, alone, and on the streets for some time. She was rescued by the Polk County Animal Control Department where she would stay for a while, her fate uncertain.

    Who knew this unassuming dog had what it takes to protect and serve our country. Many are chosen, but few serve. A representative from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Detector Dog Training Center made a visit to the Polk County Animal Control Department looking for a few good noses. They found Marlee! Her keen sense of smell made her a great candidate for the program if she could only make the cut! After weeks of training, she was accepted into the program because of her willingness to learn and the ability to distinguish scents.

    Detector Dogs are an important part of our border security. They patrol the airports to keep out invasive species of animals such as the brown snake from Guam, exotic animals such as parrots, other birds and reptiles, and foods from other countries smuggled in illegally. Introducing a non-native species into our country is not only illegal, but can be quite deadly and can eradicate native species.

    Thank you Marlee for the great job you do! We are also thankful for the men and women of the Polk County Animal Control Department.

  • Office Hours
    Monday, Tuesday & Friday: 10:00AM - 4:30PM
    Wednesday: 10:00 - 5:30PM
    Thursday: 12:00 Noon - 4:30PM
    Saturday: 1:00PM - 4:00PM

    **Please note we are closed the last Saturday of each month

  • Contact Information
    Polk County Animal Control
    1215 Veal St.
    Cedartown, GA 30125 Phone: 770-749-8908
  • Pets for Adoption
    Adoption Fees: Dogs - $40  Cats - $25

    Polk County Animal Control has stray and adoptable animals that are available during regular business hours.

    Sec. 10-24. - Retention of animals; adoption of animals. 

    Animals brought to the shelter by either citizens or staff shall be retained according to the following guidelines:                                             

    (a) Animals which appear to be adoptable via breed or condition, or appear to have had reasonably good care, or in good health, or having collars or exhibiting other signs of ownership shall be retained for a minimum of five working days, beginning the day after being turned in or picked up, before being placed for adoption or humanely destroyed.               

    (b) Animals which are judged to not be adoptable, or are sickly in appearance, or are malnourished, or having no collar or other signs of ownership shall be retained for a minimum of three working days, beginning the day after being turned in or picked up, before being placed for adoption or humanely destroyed.               

    (c) In rare cases of animals being near death or judged unsalvageable, or diseased to an extent of posing a great harm to other animals in the shelter, or at a stage in life or health condition whereby it would be inhumane to continue their suffering, the animal control director, with the concurrence of the shelter's veterinarian, may determine the appropriate time of retention.               

    (d) The animal control director has the right to deny/refuse any adoption at his discretion.

    (e) The county board of commissioners shall determine adoption fees by resolution.

    (f) Unclaimed animals shall not be released to laboratories for experimentation or similar organizations for similar purposes.

    (Ord. of 12-2-2003, § XXV; Ord. of 6-2-2009(1))

National Guard and Volunteers at Polk County Animal Control




Local Army National Guard members and supporters volunteered at the Polk County Animal Control Shelter Tuesday, March 29th.  The volunteers assisted in walking the dogs, giving baths, spring cleaning at the shelter, and any other needed volunteer tasks.  



This event was organized by Polk County native National Guard Recruiter Sgt. Allison Davenport, Polk County Animal Shelter Director Jeff Crawford, and Friends of PCAC.  Sgt. Davenport was accompanied by Pvt Taylor Haas, Pvt Jimmy Davis, Ana Anguiano, and Jeremy Atwood. 






Sgt. Davenport stated, "We want Polk, Haralson, and Floyd counties to know the National Guard and local supporters are here to support the community in any way we can. It is a privilege to be able to support and better the communities where I was born and raised."


If anyone is interested in getting more information about the National Guard contact Sgt. Davenport at  404-640-2255 or Sgt. Rico Jones at 678-215-3418.