Ga Dept of Agriculture


Rescue Groups

Rescue Group means any association or corporation operated as a non-profit organization and for the purpose of providing care and shelter to animals.  Except rescue groups for equine, a rescue group that takes possession of animals and provide care and shelter must be licensed as an animal shelter or under written contract with a licensed animal shelter, in which case it will be considered an agent for the animal shelter and not an animal shelter itself.  An equine rescue group operating for that purpose and maintaining any facility (including without limitation, providing temporary case at a person's private property) must meet all the requirements of a licensed stable.

Below Lists are provided for your convenience.

Animal Protection Act O.C.G.A. 4-11-1   For PDF Version Click PDF

Animal Protection Rules 40-13-13

License Holder Priority Information Document   PDF

Rescue Group Information Sheet   PDF

Rescue Group Records Keeping Form  (Now Fillable in Word)  PDF

Foster Home/Animal Shelter Agent Agreement   PDF

Foster Home/Animal Shelter Agent Inspection Report   PDF

Foster Home/Animal Shelter Agent Pet Inventory Form (Now Fillable in Word)  PDF

Reportable Disease List

Reportable Disease In GA Information Sheet   PDF

Sterilization Act   PDF

Veterinary Information   PDF