Forsyth County Response to COVID-19

Information on County Departmental operations, online services and closures can be found here: page also contains links to state and national resources and information regarding the pandemic.

The May 26, 9 a.m. Forsyth County Finance Committee meeting will be held via teleconference, pursuant to O.C.G.A. 50-14-1(g).  The meeting will be live streamed on the County’s YouTube channel:

Animal Shelter


Effective at the end of business on April 3, 2020: Until further notice, the Forsyth County Animal Shelter (4065 County Way, Cumming) will be closed. All pet adoptions are suspended. Staff will continue to care for the animals that are at the shelter. Residents who have lost a pet are encouraged to check the Lost & Found page. Shelter staff is available to reunite lost animals with their families by appointment only. The shelter will not be accepting owner surrenders. If you have found a stray animal please call Animal Services at 770-781-2138. 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. 

The Forsyth County Animal Shelter has created a document answering common questions about their COVID-19 operations and how you can still help animals in need through fostering, turning in a stray, finding a lost pet and more.

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: Temporarily suspended

Reclaim: Appointment Only

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

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.