Upson Animal Ordinance 

The Upson County Animal Ordinance is the document that describes in some detail the Animal Ordinances for Upson County.  

These ordinances describe such items as:
  • Violation and enforcement
    • Dog Leash
    • Nuisance
    • Cruelty
    • Animals subject to impoundment
    • Fee Schedules
  • Animal Adoptions or reclamation
  • Dangerous Animals
  • Impoundment - length of stay before being euthanized

What is the difference between the Upson County Animal Control/Shelter and the Thomaston - Upson Humane Society?

The Upson County Animal Control / Shelter is an Upson County municipally funded department whose purpose is to control the stray and nuisance animal problems in Upson County.  Upson Animal Control/Shelter can retrieve or accept animals, adopt out animals, and release animals to rescues.

The Thomaston Upson County Humane Society is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose focus is on spay and neuter assistance in Upson County.  The Humane Society does not accept animals, retrieve, adopt, foster, or release animals to rescues.

SNUP, LLC ( is an all volunteer organization which will work with and through various organizations to assist in the education and dissemination of information on spay/neuter, shelter rescues, fosters, and overall pet health material.

Upson County Animal Shelter

Upson County Animal Shelter is open to the public Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (no holidays) and Saturday 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  

To see the current pets available for adoption check out Petfinder (click here).

If you are a rescue organization or are working with a rescue, please check out our Rescue tab for more valuable information and forms. 

City of Thomaston Residents - Animal Control

If you reside in the city limits of Thomaston, you must contact the City of Thomaston Animal Control for any animal issues within the city limits.  The contact information for the Thomaston Animal Control is as follows:

City of Thomaston Animal Control

Phone 706-646-7913
Bobby Ellington, ACO

Emergency issues with animals - all residents can call 911

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Tami Boyle,
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