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By Georgia law, dogs, cats, and ferrets must get rabies vaccination when they are twelve weeks of age or older. Rabies vaccinations are only recognized in Georgia when performed by a licensed veterinarian. Call your veterinarian for more details on rabies shots for your pets. If your pet is bitten or scratched by a wild animal notify your veterinarian immediately.
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Camden County, in partnership with the Best Friends Organization, has a TNVR program.
TNVR is a universal term that can mean Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR), Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), or Shelter-Neuter-Return (SNR). TNVR is the most effective, and humane, method of controlling feral cat population growth. TNVR should not be used to create cat colonies but should instead be used as cat colony prevention, reducing overall numbers over time.
Interested in participating in Camden County's TNVR Program? Complete the TNVR Interest Form.
TNVR is Trap Neuter Vaccinate Return.
TNVR is the most effective, and humane, method of controlling feral cat population growth. TNVR should not be used to create cat colonies but should instead be used as cat colony prevention, reducing overall numbers over time.
Trapping and removing cats creates a phenomenon known as the “vacuum effect”; this means that when cats are removed from an area, other cats are just going to move in to fill the void. The new cats continue to reproduce and call for additional trap and removal, continuing the cycle. Trap and remove, usually resulting in the cat’s euthanasia, has been the most common method to control feral cats for several decades; if it was going to be successful, it would have been by now.
Camden County Animal Control is using the $167,750 in the FY 2024 budget to provide food and shelter for the stray dogs of Camden County.
The Camden County Animal Control holding facility is located at the Animal Control offices, 1144 Godley Avenue in Woodbine.