Hall Animal Shelter limiting intakes

The Hall County Animal Shelter will be limiting intakes to priority calls, which includes animals that are critically injured, pose a threat to public safety or are in extenuating circumstances, until late May, when the HVAC replacement work is slated for completion.


“We’ve had three confirmed cases of parvo and an increase in kennel cough,” said Trey Garcia, director of Animal Services. “While operations wouldn’t normally be disrupted by these common shelter ailments, we are limited by the current construction due to the HVAC repair. At the recommendation of Best Friends Animal Society and out of an abundance of caution, we are temporarily limiting our intakes to those animals most in need while construction is completed to mitigate the risk of further spread.”

While shelter staff has worked diligently to accommodate the HVAC replacement and associated construction, they have seen an increase in shelter acquired infections, including canine infectious respiratory disease, also known as “kennel cough,” and, more recently, parvo…

The Hall County Animal Shelter remains open for adoptions Tuesday – Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and interested adopters can view available animals any time at hallcounty.org.

While all adoptable animals receive a full medical checkup and are fully vaccinated against common shelter ailments, recent adopters concerned about the health of their new pet are encouraged to reach out to shelter medical staff during business hours with any questions at 678-450-1587.”

The shelter was closed to the public for about two weeks in March because of an outbreak of distemper and parvovirus. HSNEGA temporarily closed to public 97.5 Glory FM | North Georgia’s Family Radio Station (wgtjradio.com)