The mission of the Cobb County Animal Services Unit is to enforce state laws and county ordinances pertaining to animal control and management; educate the community on responsible pet ownership and wildlife care and provide housing and care for homeless animals, while coordinating their adoptions when possible and humane euthanization when adoptions are not possible.
Animal Services operates under the Department of Public Safety. The department is under the direction of a Captain from the Police Department. There is also one Animal Cruelty Investigator. These are the only two sworn officers in the department.
The field operation is lead by an Operations Manager and has two crews. Each crew has a supervisor and officers. One officer is assigned to morning watch. One officer is assigned to the evening shift to help with the overlap at shift change. The other officers are assigned to day shift. There is one full time dispatcher.
The kennel operation is lead by the other Operations Manager. There are two crews that are lead by a supervisor. There is also an Animal Care Specialist and six officers. There are also five officers on each crew.
The vet staff is under the direction of a veterinarian. There is one vet tech and two officers.
The administrative staff consists of two full time and two part time employees to assist in adoptions and reclaims. There is also a part time volunteer coordinator and rescue coordinator. The captain also has an administrative assistant.