Can I pick up a stray animal?

It would be better if the animal is left alone for your safety and theirs. It is also illegal. Rescues are not able to pick up animals unless authorized. (Animal Protocol Rule) However if picked up Laurens County Animal Control must be contacted as soon as possible in attempt to avoid any legal matters that may occur. You may also check out our Stray Hold policy.


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1. How many days are dogs kept at Laurens County Animal Control kennels?
2. Where can I take unwanted pets?
3. Does Laurens County Animal Control euthanize animals on the spot?
4. How do I contact Dublin Laurens Humane Society and are they a part of Laurens County Animal Control?
5. What happens to the animals Laurens County Animal Control receives?
6. What is a trap list?
7. If I set my own traps and catch a dog/cat will Laurens County Animal Control remove the animal?
8. What should I do if I picked up an injured animal?
9. Is is illegal to help an injured animal?
10. What is the best way to contact Laurens County Animal Control?
11. Will we accept animals out of Laurens County?
12. Does Animal Control answer wild animal calls?
13. Can I pick up a stray animal?
14. What is a stray hold?
15. Does Laurens County Animal Control board animals for public?
16. Does Laurens County Animal Control test animals for rabies?
17. Can I keep an animal that has been exposed to rabies?
18. I lost my pet, what do I do?
19. Do I need a license to rescue animals?
20. What court system does Laurens County Animal Control use?
21. What do I do if I've been bitten by an animal?
22. I Picked Up a Dog Can I Take The Dog To a Rescue?
23. What shots for my pets are required?
24. How To Become A Rescue?
25. Does Laurens County Animal Control answer calls involving livestock?