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.

Momma Cat Assistance – If you have a mommy cat with an accidental litter and you plan to keep the momma cat, we may be able to assist you with kitten placement and fixing the mom cat thanks to Orphan Kitten Club. Apply now.

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?

Fight your instinct to pick up the kittens and care for them, at first. If they are safe, leave the kittens alone. Keep an eye on them from a distance. Mom most likely is coming back to get her kittens. They may have fallen when she was moving to a new  location, or she heard you coming and is hiding. Do not touch, especially if they are newborns.  If they are in an unsafe place, move them or put them in a box not far from where they were found, put out some food for mom, and watch for a distance. If mom is not back in a few hours, then it is time to try to care for them on your own. Call your local shelter or rescue group to see if they can offer guidance or assistance. Here is a great article on caring for orphaned kittens.
If it is during our normal business hours (Mon-Thur 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.) you can come by and get a free bottle baby kit with milk replacer and supplies if you like.

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 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?

If you need low-cost surgery other than spay/neuter or dental procedures please visit Surgipet (Flowery Branch) or Lifeline Community Center (Atlanta).

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.