Current Assistance Programs Available
Pit Bull Assistance Fund – If you own a pit bull or pit bull type dog and need assistance with basic veterinary care such as vaccinations, spay/neuter or minor issues we may be able to help. Apply today.
I need to find a new home for my pet. Will you take it?
Planned PEThood of Georgia does rescue and place homeless animals, however we pull animals in grave need directly from animal control agencies. Before reaching out to shelters please make every attempt to find a new home for the animal through friends, family, social media, church, and other creative outlets. If you are looking to place your personal pet with a rescue program please reach out to the following Atlanta area no-kill shelters.
No Kill Shelters & Rescues
To find more shelter and rescue options, you can visit either www.petfinder.com or www.spotsociety.org to find ones based on how far away they are from you. Please leave messages. If you are able to foster the animal for any amount of time or make a financial donation towards their care, please mention that as well!
I found orphaned kittens what should I do?
I found an animal what should I do?
If the animal seems to be healthy, we suggest you bring it to your closest clinic to be scanned for a microchip. You are welcome to come to our clinic during business hours and we can help scan for a chip at no charge. If the animal is not chipped, and unable to be reunited with the owner the next step is to bring it to your county shelter. If the animal is lost the county shelter is the first place an owner will go to look for their pet. Additionally, we suggest you post the found pet on www.helpinglostpets.com and on www.petcolovelost.org and checking the NextDoor App in the area the animal was found if possible. If you choose not to bring the animal to the shelter, please ensure every effort is made to find the original owner. Accidents happen and animals can wander miles from home. The pet may have a family desperately searching for this animal.
My pet needs surgery. Are there any low-cost options?
Are there other options for TNR and Feral Cats in Gwinnett?
Yes! Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement recently began offering assistance to Gwinnett residents for TNR and feral cats. Gwinnett residents can trap, transport, and return cats back to their communities after a FREE spay/neuter at the county shelter for the cat. Cats MUST be in a trap. No carriers or wire crates. You can borrow a trap from Planned PEThood. Just submit a request here. Limited to two cats per person per day.
Drop-off: Mon-Friday 7:30am to 9am
Pick-up: Mon-Fri 3-4:30pm
884 Winder Hwy. Lawrenceville, GA
Contact RTCCP@GwinnettCounty.com or 678-226-7730 for questions.