Special Programs

Special Programs are department programs, not always associated with an animal control agency, but are fundamental to Forsyth County’s department of Animal Controls service to the community.

  • AniMeals

    This program offers donated pet food for the dogs and cats of elderly, disabled or lower income residents of Forsyth County.

  • Houses for Hounds

    This is a program for the purpose of providing free dog houses to lower income Forsyth County residents.

  • Stay Together

    This program will help you with the transition and responsibility of bringing your adopted dog into your home and teach you the benefits of training your new dog to become a well-behaved, active member of your family and your community.

  • Community Care

    Provides additional adoption, rescue & foster care resources for the Forsyth County Animal Shelter.

  • Safe Haven

    Provides transportation and temporary shelter for animals whose owners seek shelter at Family Services Women’s Shelter.

  • Almost Home

    Assists Forsyth County Animal Control with its adoption program.

  • F.A.I.R.

    (Feline Assistance Initiatives Response) - addresses community Feline issues related to the protection of the public and feline health and welfare throughout Forsyth County.

  • L.E.A.F.

    (Lets End Animal Fighting) - a campaign to provide the community with a positive way of dealing with our feelings regarding illegal animal fighting and animal cruelty.

  • C.A.N.V.A.S.

    (Community Animal Nuisance Viable Abatement Services) - a partnership program to proactively address animal nuisances in complexes such as apartment buildings or mobile home parks.

  • C.A.R.T.

    (County Animal Response Team) - responsible for implementing the animal response plan.

  • Enhanced Patrol

    A public safety program to increase animal control presence & visibility in, and near, neighborhoods, parks & schools to act as a deterrent to violations of the animal control ordinance.