Forsyth County Response to COVID-19:  Information on County Departmental operations, online services and other resources can be found here:

COVID-19 vaccination appointments for April 19 and 20 are available. Please click here for more information, including information in multiple languages.

COVID-19 vaccine eligibility in Georgia is open for everyone 16 years of age and older. For more information on vaccines, including a vaccine locator, click here. 

At the present time, all Forsyth County Boards and Commissioners are meeting live and in-person, but with both remote viewing and (in the case of public hearings or public comment) remote participation opportunities. Please click here for information on how to view, access and participate in these meetings.

Animal Shelter


Effective on June 2, 2020: Forsyth County Animal Shelter (FCAS) is re-opened for limited essential services. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the shelter has temporarily suspended walk-in visitors in order to maintain and follow CDC safe social distancing and hand hygiene guidelines.

·        Forsyth County Animal Shelter will be conducting adoptions by appointment only. To view our adoptable animals, please select, “Adoptable Animals” on our webpage and take note of the animals name and number that you are interested in adopting. To schedule an adoption appointment please fill out an adoption application. Once the form is completed in its entirety, email your application to An adoption specialist from the shelter will call you to review the information and set up an appointment. All adoptions requests are fulfilled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

              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: Appointment Only

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

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.