How to save & take care of a kitten and feral cats - an advocacy tool kit

Athens Area Humane Society

Contact Information

Athens Area Humane Society


Pet Food Banks:
Cherokee County Animal Shelter
1015 Univeter Road
Canton, GA 30115
Phone: (770) 345-7270
Hosts a pet food pantry for Cherokee County residents.

Services Offered: Spay/neuter is mandated for rescues by Georgia state law. We also offer affordable spay/neuter services to the public as part of our goal to reduce overall the number of homeless pets in our community.

Community Cat Policies: Community Cat Program
It’s on all of us to take responsibility for our neighborhood community cats. Left unaltered, each of these cats can reproduce—and before long there will be dozens and dozens more community cats living in your neighborhood.

The best thing you can do for community cats is Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). TNR is the process of humanely trapping a cat, bringing him or her in to be altered (neutered/spayed), and returning the cat back to its original environment.

The benefits to keeping community cats around outweigh the cost of altering them. Removing community cats from a location is ineffective as it opens a territorial void. Then more unaltered cats move in, starting the breeding cycle all over again.

Taking community cats to animal control increases the likelihood that they might be considered unadoptable and therefore more at risk for euthanasia. Help community cats get a new lease on life by getting them spayed or neutered at Athens Area Humane Society!

Other Info: Ocean

County: Clarke