Animal Shelter

     Forsyth County Animal Shelter is now open for adoptions. You can meet all of our adoptable animals Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

           Dog Adoption Application

              Cat Adoption Application 

·        Owner Surrenders will be handled by appointment only. Please contact FCAS at 678.965.7185 Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. or email for more information about surrendering your pet.

·        If you have found a stray animal in Forsyth County, Georgia, you can bring the stray animal to FCAS, located at 4065 County Way, Cumming, GA, Tuesday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. We highly recommend for your safety and the safety of the staff at FCAS, residents in Forsyth County should contact Animal Services about a stray animal that they have found. Animal Services can be contacted at 770.781.2138, Monday through Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Animal Services does not respond to stray animals after hours unless it is injured, aggressive, sick or has bitten someone. If you have an animal that meets the criteria for after-hours response, please call the non-emergency number at 770.781.3087. Animal Services does not respond to feral cats.

·        Kittens are not normally abandoned by their mothers so if a litter is found, the shelter encourages residents to leave the kittens where they are as their mother is probably nearby and will likely return. If they appear sick, injured or in immediate danger please call the shelter for instructions and best practices. For more information about kittens, please read our “Animal Shelter Kitten Guide” at the bottom of this page.

·        Residents who have lost a pet are encouraged to check the Lost & Found page on the shelter’s website. Shelter staff is available to reunite lost animals with their families by appointment only. To make an appointment to be reunited with a lost pet or speak to a shelter representative regarding your lost pet, please call 678.965.7185 Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Forsyth County Animal Shelter is following all guidance provided by the CDC and the National Animal Control Association in response to COVID 19.


The Forsyth County Animal Shelter is located just off of GA 400 at 4065 County Way in northern Forsyth County.

The shelter opened in August 2014. Construction of the approximately 13,700-square foot facility was funded by the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) VII program approved by voters in 2011.


Hours of Operation

Adoptions: Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Reclaim: Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Owner Surrenders: By appointment only. Please contact FCAS at 678.965.7185 Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. or email for more information

Stray Drop Off: Please call Animal Services at 770-781-2138



County Way is located off of GA 400. From GA 400 north, take the first left past the intersection of Hwy. 369, turning onto County Way. The shelter will be on your left.

Adoption Fee and Details

The adoption fee is $85 per animal. Adoption fees include age appropriate vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, microchip, flea and tick preventative, heartworm test and prevention for dogs and a combo test (Feline Leukemia and FIV) for cats.

For more information: Please call (678) 965-7185

Found a kitten and have questions? Read the Animal Shelter Kitten Guide

Contact Us

 Address: 4065 County Way
Cumming, GA 30028
 Phone: 678-965-7185
 Fax: 770-889-8108
 Email: Contact Us

Our Mission

The mission of the Forsyth County Animal Shelter is to provide responsive, efficient and high quality animal care and control services, to preserve and protect animal and public safety, and to maximize the placement of adoptable animals.