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The GDA works with Georgia's businesses and animal owners to make sure that agriculture-related animals are kept safely and humanely.  We work to prevent the spread of animal diseases.



Animal Health

Animal diseases, safety requirements, rules for bringing animals into Georgia.

Pets and Livestock

Animal dealers, farmers.

Animal Management

Meat Inspections, animal feed and manure handling.

Complaints & Incidents

The Georgia Department of Agriculture has authority over our licensed facilities. You can log a complaint with us concerning one of our licensed facilities.  If you want to report animal cruelty, contact your local law enforcement agency.

Buying Pets from the Internet


Be extremely careful when purchasing or adopting an animal online. Many pet scams aim to deceive unsuspecting pet lovers. These criminals commonly offer a pet for little or no cost, then demand a hefty deposit to ship the animal or to release it from quarantine.

Many of these scam artists are from foreign countries, and getting your money back may be impossible. Never wire money. Research your purchase thoroughly. Find out as much about the seller as you can.

Find pet stores licensed to operate in Georgia.