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Animal Shelter

Welcome to Forsyth County Animal Shelter, the only open admission shelter for Forsyth County. We are dedicated to rescuing, reuniting, and rehoming animals in Forsyth County. We do not turn any animal in need away regardless of breed, age, medical condition, or temperament. The shelter provides housing, care, and medical treatment to domestic stray, lost, abandoned, sick, injured, and surrendered animals.

The Forsyth County Animal Shelter is a humane organization that works tirelessly with the most vulnerable population of animals in our county. Our shelter prides itself on providing a “Fear Free” environment for the animals we care for.  Since we are an open admission shelter, as opposed to a select admissions shelter, the animals we care for sometimes have more challenges medically, behaviorally, or are older in age.  Thanks to partnerships across the country and through innovative adoption programming, the FCAS is able create positive outcomes for many of these animals.

How Can You Help?


Our animals need loving homes, if you are interested in adopting an animal please visit our adoption page.


The FCAS is in need of volunteers 18 and over. Click here for a list of volunteer opportunities and information.


Want to make a difference for a homeless animal? Fostering is the number one need at FCAS. Click here for more information about fostering.


Would you like to financially sponsor an animal’s medical treatment or obedience training class? Sponsorship can help save the life of an at-risk animal. For more information regarding sponsorship please email

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
*Stray Intake: Tuesday – Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
*Reclaim: Monday - Sunday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Owner Surrender: Appointment Only

*The shelter is closed between 12-2 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month

4065 County Way
Cumming, GA. 30028


Cynthia Iacopella
Animal Shelter Manager

Phone: (678) 965-7185


Forsyth County Animal Shelter

4065 County Way
Cumming, GA. 30028