Elbert County Animal Control Mission Statement
The Goals of the Elbert County Animal Control Unit are:
To protect and preserve the well being of those animals, both domestic and wild, which are under our jurisdiction
To enforce without prejudice local and state statues relevant to all animals including domestic pets,
livestock and wildlife, their control and keeping.
To inform and educate the community, legislative and administrative personnel on the significance and
diversities of the issues encountered by the Animal Control Unit
To promote and encourage the opportunities for educational standard and requirements by which the
performance of our profession may be measured.
To participate in the active development on the state and federal level concerning Animal Control and
Animal Welfare issues
We are committed to the highest performance standards, ethical conduct, truthfulness,
and moral behavior in our work with people and animals.
We take pride in our professional level of service and hold ourselves accountable for
We demonstrate the principles of respect, understanding, compassion, empathy,
fairness and service in our role as Animal Control Officers for Elbert
We handle animals humanely and use restraint only as required and
We will respond to all animal welfare issues by visiting the site, observing the
conditions present and educating the resident as
We will investigate cruelty cases thoughtfully and carefully. We understand the
connection between animal cruelty and human abuse, and we support vigorous
prosecution where local, state and federal animal related statutes have been
We believe that we are a part of the humane solution, not the problem of animal
We are dedicated to animal welfare 365 days a year despite the
sadness that we feel and the cruelty we see.
We understand that the safekeeping of animals for the sake of ensuring their health
and well being is in the animal’s best interest.
We believe that spaying and neutering of all pets is the solution to
We believe that education is central to addressing animal cruelty, neglect, and
We believe we make a difference in the lives of our community’s
Bite case and aggressive animal management (e.g. a person or animal is
bitten and/or attacked)
Rabies quarantine and control
â€¢ Cruelty and neglect investigations
Respond to calls from residents who are concerned about animal welfare issues
Stray dog collection for safekeeping
Response to calls about animals in distress(e.g. animals hit by cars, trapped)
Respond to calls on stray livestock
Support to other county agencies
Enforcement of county and state animal ordinances
Revision of ordinances that address animal issues
Disaster response for animals impacted by natural or man made disasters
Animal education,information and referral
Sheltering of homeless, bite, dangerous, and cruelty case animals
The primary objective of the Animal Control Unit is to provide quality service to the citizens, while
dedicating themselves to improving the co-existence of animals and
Maintain the highest quality of
services to the community.
Relieve the pain and suffering of
Promote responsible pet ownership.
Increase public awareness of animal issues.
Co-operation with Breed Rescue / Animal Welfare Organizations.
Continue training and education
for management and staff.
Our Vision of the Future
We envision the day
when all citizens, their property and their neighborhood will be safe from the
dangers and nuisances of irresponsible pet ownership
We envision the day
when animals will not suffer because of human abuse, neglect or ignorance.
We hope every pet
born will be assured of a good home and care all of its natural life and
spaying/neutering of pets will be a positive choice by pet owners.
We believe success
will come only when no animal needs to be euthanized except those for who
euthanasia is an escape from suffering or necessary for the safety of people and
If you have a
non-emergency information request on subjects such as, animals running loose,
cruelty complaints, dangerous animal situations or injured animals please
contact us by phone at 303-805-6125.
TO REPORT ANIMAL
EMERGENCIES anytime of day including NIGHTS, WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS, PLEASE CALL
303-660-7500 and request a Call for Service be entered.