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Frequently Asked Questions


What should you do if you have lost your pet?

If you have lost your pet, see a stray or need to surrender your pet please click below to contact:

  Bartow County Animal Control.   

If you have lost your pet it is important that you visit BCAC as soon as possible to check the facility for your animal. If Bartow County Animal Control does not have your animal at the facility, they can help you fill out a lost animal report and offer additional advice as to how you can search for your lost pet.


Most counties including Bartow County have "Lost and found Pets" Pages ran by volunteers, please check what local Facebook Group's you could post or search in, for your area. 

To help recover lost pets in the future, contact the Etowah Valley Humane Society for information about microchipping your pet!


May I bring a dog or cat to your facility? 

No. All of our animals are retrieved directly from Bartow County Animal Control. They are the agency that picks up animals that have been abandoned, strayed, or surrendered by their owners. Our animals MUST have INTAKE papers from that facility. We pull them based on adopt-ability and space availability at our facility.

Do you offer veterinary services for pets outside of EVHS?

No, we are a 5013(c), the only veterinary services we have are for the animals located at EVHS.

How much does it cost to adopt a dog or cat? 

Our adoption fees are:

Dogs &P Puppies $225.00

Cats & Kittens $175.00


This includes spay/neuter, microchipping, shots, dewormer, Capstar for fleas if needed, and immunizations. It also includes an initial visit to a veterinarian and a rabies vaccine. If the animal is old enough we also test for heartworms (dogs and cats), FIV (cats), and feline leukemia.


Can you give a history on the animal I am adopting?


Unfortunately, due to the nature of how most animals end up at Animal Control, we may not have the animal’s history.



What is Rescue Etowah Valley Humane?

 We get a lot of questions regarding the different functions between the Etowah Valley Humane Society (Adoptions), Bartow County Animal Control (Intake Facility) and Rescue@Etowah Valley (Rescues).

If you have other questions about Rescues, please click here. 

Can I perform Community Service at your facility?

Yes, we offer Community Service hours for school programs, please Fill out a volunteer application here and sign in with the front desk and present your information.

Do you offer court-ordered community service hours?

Yes, but we only offer Court ordered Community Service hours for certain charges, please click here for more information. 


Are we hiring for kennel tech positions?


If you are a hardworking individual who would like to work with animals, you can apply here.

Will you spay or neuter my pet?

We cannot provide this service at this time, but we do have a list of low-cost spay/neuter services.


Do you have a list of rescues? 

There are many rescues in the area; you can search online for general animal rescue groups or for specific breeds.


Can you send someone out to check on an abused animal?


NO, EVHS is an adoption facility and Bartow County Animal Control is the intake facility for lost & stray and owner surrendered pets and animal abuse. We are not authorized or staffed for this service. Please call Bartow County Animal Control at 770-387-5153, or call 911.


Can you pull a specific dog or cat from animal control for me to adopt

Yes. This requires a non-refundable fee of $100 in cash, or credit card.

Do you euthanize animals? 

No, We are as close to a no-kill shelter as we can get. The only time we euthanize is when an animal becomes aggressive or has a medical problem that is untreatable and extremely painful. At that time, it is actually more humane to have that animal euthanized.

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