Animal Shelter Project

Animal Services

Animal Shelter Project

Animal Shelter Project

New Facility will open in 2021

By a unanimous vote, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners agreed to build a new $32 million animal shelter, replacing the current shelter that has been in place since the 1970s.

In 2019, the Board approved $270,000 for a feasibility study for the shelter. The new shelter is based on recommendations from that study, which was conducted by two firms who are national experts in animal shelters -- PGAL, Inc. and Animal Arts.  

The new 50,000 square-foot facility will be constructed on land currently owned by the Fulton County near Fulton Industrial Boulevard. 

“Fulton County is a world class county and we need a world class animal shelter,” said Chairman Robb Pitts. “We have received thousands of emails and calls telling us that animal services are a high priority for our residents. The unanimous vote for this project shows that this is also a priority for the Board of Commissioners.”

In coming months, the Board of Commissioners is expected to issue bonds for the project through the Fulton County Urban Redevelopment Authority. A portion of the facility costs – approximately $7.5 million -- will be paid through funds for capital improvement from the jurisdictions within Fulton County utilizing animal services. 

The new facility will open in 2021.

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