In February 2018, Planned PEThood of Georgia began performing medical services under contract for Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement located at 884 Winder Highway in Lawrenceville. This contract ensures a full-time veterinary team is inside the county shelter six days a week providing medical services for the animals in the county’s care. Prior to this relationship with Planned PEThood, the county hired contract veterinarians to spay/neuter animals after adoption, but there was not a system in place for ongoing health care for the animals.
Planned PEThood’s veterinary team handles in-house evaluations and treatments including spay/neuter. Services include treatments for illnesses and injuries, routine wellness care, testing and vaccinations, and heartworm treatments. With this team in place, healthy animals are vetted and sterilized before adoption, allowing adopters the ability to adopt some animals the same day.
Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement’s live release rate for 2018 was 95.52%. That means that of the animals that came into their care in 2018 95.52% left to go to an adoptive home or rescue group. We are proud to be aligned with a leader in humane animal welfare. You can always view their shelter statistics here.