Free pets available to military, first responders and emergency personnel


As part of the Gwinnett’s shelter’s Make May Magnificent Month, Gwinnett Animal Welfare and Enforcement is offering free vaccinated and spayed or neutered dogs or cats to veterans, active-duty military personnel, first responders and nurses and doctors.

With proper ID, the brave men and women we count on in emergencies can take home a new loved one at no charge.

Dogs and cats up for adoption at the shelter have been examined by Animal Welfare staff veterinarians and have been vaccinated, and neutered or spayed, so they are ready to go home on the day of adoption.

Shelter fees are typically $90 for a dog. Cat adoptions are $30.

The shelter is open for adoptions Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.