Animal Control

Columbia County Animal Services provides animal control for the City of Grovetown; to report a stray animal or problems with animals, please call 706-541-4077. They are responsible for all animal control operations, including nuisance complaints, animal cruelty investigations, animal attacks, handling of rabid, dead, or injured animals, the animal adoption program, and taking care of the animals at their facility.

Leash Laws

The City of Grovetown requires dogs to be under their owner's control at all times. This means they must be on a leash or confined to their owner's property. Dogs that run loose are subject to impoundment, and their owners are responsible for impoundment and boarding fees.

Leash laws exist to protect yourself, your dog, and others. Loose dogs can be taken by strangers, hit by cars, shot, attacked by wildlife, or worse. They can also damage property, chase vehicles and small children, bite people, and attack other animals. Multiple loose dogs, though they may be friendly individually, may become aggressive in packs. It's dangerous for your dog, yourself, and other people if you let your dog leave your property without being attached to you by a leash.