Forsyth County’s animal shelter opens Aug. 22



FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The county is slated to open its new animal shelter on Friday, Aug. 22, with a 3 p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The Forsyth County Animal Shelter is located at 4065 County Way, just off Ga. 400 in northern Forsyth County.

“We are looking forward to officially opening the new shelter on the afternoon of Aug. 22, with a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony,” said Chris Peninger, animal shelter manager. “We invite residents to join us for the ceremony and then to come inside and take a tour.”

Those unable to attend the opening event are encouraged to visit the shelter at their convenience.

The shelter’s hours for adoptions will be Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The shelter’s hours to drop-off or reclaim an animal will be Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Construction of the approximately 13,700-square-foot facility was funded by the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) VII program approved by voters in 2011.

Prior to opening the new shelter, the county had contracted shelter operations to Orr Animal Hospital.

For more information, call 678-965-7187 or visit


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