Cobb County Government

How long do you hold animals?

Strays are held five (5) working days (Animal Control working days) prior to the animal being deemed property of Cobb County, in accordance to Cobb County Ordinance Section 10-67. After that time, animals are held for an indefinite period of time. If space is available, the animal is healthy, and not aggressive the animal will be held until adoption or until its status changes.

Animals turned into the shelter by their owner and that meet the requirements for adoption will remain adoptable as long as space is available, the animal remains healthy, and non-aggressive.