B. Animal Control

107 Ridley Drive
Eatonton, Georgia 31024
Phone: (706) 485-3970
Fax: (706) 485-4425
Christine Tillman - Director

Shelter Hours - Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The purpose of Animal Control is to answer the needs of the citizens of Putnam County and its animal population. Our daily goals are to protect the health and safety of the public, enforce state and local laws concerning animal protection, and to promote responsible pet ownership. We accommodate the needs of both people and animals by controlling, housing, and caring for the stray, lost, healthy, and injured animals, and by isolating biting, diseased, and potentially dangerous animals. We achieve our goals by collaborating with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, public health and human resource departments, emergency management personnel, veterinary clinics, and various non-profit organizations. Through educating, enforcing, and encouraging proper animal care, humane treatment, and an overall respect of living things, our goals are accomplished.

Animals Available for Adoption

Come in to meet your next best friend! Or, visit us at one of these great websites:


The H.E.A.R.T. Surgical Utility Vehicle will be in Putnam County on Wednesday, November 20th & Thursday, November 21st.  The location is 107 Ridley Drive, Eatonton in the parking lot between the Putnam County Animal Shelter and the Sheriff's Office.

The cost is $35.00 per pet or $40.00 per pet with 3 days of pain medication.  APPOINTMENTS ONLY - WALK-INS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  For more information please call 706-454-1508 or click HERE for the flyer.

March 4, 2013 -

Putnam County Animal Control teamed up with Oconee Regional Humane Society and visited Putnam County Primary School to have a teaching session with the 1st grade students.  Amy Manville with ORHS did basic pet care and Christine Tillman, Animal Control Director, did dog bite prevention (with her sidekick, "Shaggy".)  Sherry Mackean with Animal Control helped demonstrate techniques and there were several ORHS members present to help pass out goody bags, etc.  Putnam County Animal Control is grateful to be allowed to come into the school and do this.  There will be other dates coming up at other locations.