LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (CW69 News at 10) —


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gwinnett Animal Shelter will limit visitors inside the shelter to 10 at a time during regular business hours.

“We are committed to providing a safe environment where residents can find their lost pets as well as an opportunity for our shelter pets to find a home,” said Alan Davis, Gwinnett Animal Welfare and Enforcement division director. “We are taking precautions inside the shelter to limit the spread of COVID-19 including thorough daily cleaning as recommended for sanitizing hard surfaces.”

Current shelter guidelines include:

  • Until further notice, only 10 visitors at a time will be allowed into the shelter. Other visitors may wait in their cars or on the shelter property, maintaining appropriate social distancing as recommended by the CDC.
  • Licensed rescues and approved fosters must call ahead for an appointment with shelter staff.
  • Because space is limited at the shelter, it is recommended that pets stay with their families at this time. Owner surrenders are by appointment only.

Find more information on events, hours and available pets at or on Facebook @GwinnettAnimalShelter. Gwinnett Animal Welfare and Enforcement is located at 884 Winder Highway in Lawrenceville.