Waycross Animal Control

Waycross Animal Control provides enforcement of animal-related state statutes and all ordinances under both Chapter 6 of the City of Waycross Ordinance as it pertains to animal welfare, public health and safety, rabies control, quarantine, animal cruelty investigations, barking dogs, and animals at large.

Animal Control Officer

Kelsey Johns   | 912-287-2944

If you are requesting that an Animal Control officer be dispatched to a location, you must provide a street address for the location. Anonymous callers must give the officer their name and address. The information given will remain anonymous to the public.

For urgent after-hour matters, life-threatening to human or animal call 911 and an Animal Control officer will be dispatched to respond.

Animal Issues

Animal noise annoyance

It is a misdemeanor for a person owning or possessing an animal to allow said animal to bark, yelp, bray, or make other noises in such a matter that it becomes an annoyance because of the duration or repetition of the noise.


It is against the law to let your animals roam free within the city limits. Dogs must be restrained by a leash unless confined on or within the owner’s property.

For additional Animal Control forms, click on the City Depts. –
Document Center and scroll to the Animal Control section.