Shelter Pet of the Day

Fathead is listed on Petfinder as an “extra large” kitteh.

Carroll County Animal Shelter

251 Automation Drive

Carrollton, GA

Hours:  Monday through Saturday 8:00 till 5:00;  Sunday 1:00 till 4:00.

Phone:  770-834-8150

This shelter’s kill rate is 84%.

Submitted by reader Valerie, who wrote this piece about the Carroll Co shelter.


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  1. Erica

     /  January 22, 2011

    Just wanted to double check about the time that the shelter is open….According to the article by Valerie on the it said that the shelter cut their hours so that they are closed on Sunday & Monday…just wanted to make sure it was accurate.

    Just didn’t want people to think they can go to the shelter if it might be closed…..

  2. They restored some of the hours. They should be open Mon.-Sat.:8:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sun.: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

  3. I want Fathead! My Harley cat would perhaps not approve, and I’m pretty sure my husband would also have a negative opinion concerning this idea.
    But there HAS to be somebody closer to that end of the country that feels the same way, right?
    What is his adoption fee? Can I sponsor him? Is there a rescue that could pull him?
    Thank you Valerie for all your work to expose “shelters” and help animals. And thank you Shirley for bringing Fathead into my reality. There are similar cats in rescue here in my own back yard, maybe I should shop local?!

    • The adoption fee is $95, which covers neutering, shots (already done). Sponsorships are not available at this time. If you want him, I can put you in touch with someone who can pull him.

      • It would be great if the shelter would allow sponsorships. Might save a life!

      • Jeanne

         /  January 22, 2011

        Since a lot of GA shelters don’t work with sponsorship funds, the rescues do it instead. For instance, Winging Cat Rescue, who saved the calico Pet of the Day Bitchie Barbie, definitely welcomes sponsorship funds and often can’t pull without them.

      • tami

         /  January 23, 2011

        Our local shelter(Spartanburg,SC) no longer allows sponsorships. It seems there was a generous contributor who sponsored a dog that was killed for kennel cough. Uproar ensued. Shelter’s response- no more sponsorships.

  4. Jeanne

     /  January 22, 2011

    Wow, I looked at this kitty’s photos on PF–he’s gorgeous and has a long, fluffy tail. They’re listing him as a Maine Coon cat.



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