City of Forest Park   785 Forest Parkway, Forest Park, GA 30297  Phone (404) 608-2300

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Animal Control


The Animal Control Division of Planning, Building and Zoning is designed to protect human health and safety as affected by domestic animals, to ensure the welfare of animals, and to educate the public on these matters. The division is also responsible for enforcing all animal ordinances, and serving as liaison to County and State animal control agencies.


The Animal Control Division strives:


To provide services which aid in containing stray or free-roaming animals to prevent human injuries and the spread of diseases.

• To provide services which help prevent animals from becoming nuisances to the community or a burden to its citizens.

• To create public information and education programs, that will assist the members of this community to become more responsible pet owners.


Field service during normal hours of operation includes:


Stray animals; leash law violations

• Information regarding lost or found dogs

• Cruelty or neglect of animals

• Animal bites; dangerous or vicious animals

• Dog fighting

• Excessive animal noise

• No rabies vaccination

• Public education on a variety of topics related to animals


Animal Control Officer V.L. Johnson is available Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to assist in any domestic animal issue. Officer Johnson may be contacted at 404-366-4141.


Animal Control Officer Jim Scott is available Monday through Friday 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  and on Saturday  1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays, officers may be contacted at 404-366-4141.


After 8:00 p.m. weekdays and other than the above listed weekend time and on holidays the Police Department handles certain Animal Control duties on an emergency basis such as: Animal Bite, Vicious Animal Call, Owner Incarceration, etc. Please contact the Police Department at 404-366-4141.