Tag Archives: pets

Keep your Pets Cool this Summer

Warmth, sun, and fun… that is what summer time is really about!  We often get so busy in our vacations and day to day summer agendas that we let some things slip from our minds.  Giving your dogs water, letting them in, and making sure they are not in any danger from the heat and sun shouldn’t be one of them. Simple tips and a puppy photo here.


How my life has gone to the dogs…and cats of course

Story of animal control and sheltering professionals

Hello, my name is Leigh Anne Garrard and I am the Animal Control Director. I am one of a staff of 7 Animal Service employees here with the Chatham County Public Health Department.  We are composed of three animal control officers, one lead officer, myself, and two shelter staff.  Between the 7 of us we run the shelter and answer service requests from the public. Learn more about Leigh Anne and the team at Animal Control!


Adopting a Pet may Improve Your Health

As we all know, the holidays are a time of sharing and joy for families and friends. I would like to take a moment and thank all of our community partners that work with not only Animal Control, but also with the Health Department. It is so important to keep our health in mind as we enter the new year. With that being said, it is a great time to find your new best friend to help you in these endeavors. Please click here to read more.


I’m thankful for my pet. What are you thankful for?

As we enter into the fall and winter months there are many things we could all be thankful for.  We could be thankful for friends, family, and good food this time of the year.  Most people are thankful for the companionship of their faithful pets as well.  There are a few things that we as pet owners should be aware of this time of year that can affect our furry friends. Click here to keep reading.


Rabies Prevention

September is a great month for everyone, school has just started back, fall weather including cooler temperatures is approaching, and lastly World Rabies Day! September 28th is World Rabies Day and it has never been a better time to get your pets vaccinated. Rabies is a 100% preventable and Chatham County Public Health Department’s Animal Control staff can help members of the community take those steps to stay clear of exposure to rabies. Click to continue reading.