The Humane Enforcement Division
On November 30, 2009, the Effingham County Sheriff's Office assumed operations of the county's Animal Control Unit.
Since that time, we have renamed "Animal Control" to the "Effingham County Sheriff's Office, Humane Enforcement Division." This change to a new name instills a sense of new commitment to the citizens of Effingham County. See our brochure (PDF)
for additional information.
Humane live traps are only available for loan from the Effingham County Sheriff's Office to businesses, the elderly and the handicap at no charge. The Effingham County Animal Shelter offers humane live traps to the general public.
All animals that are picked up are transported to and housed at the Effingham County Animal Shelter
, located at 307 Highway 119 North, Springfield.
All dogs, cats and ferrets are required to display a valid and current rabies tag.