Excellent website with information from fireworks to hot cars, dogfighting to reporting animal cruelty. www.animallawsource.org
Click on the letter for the county or city you are searching for, then the county or city name, then click on "browse" under Code of Ordinances. Enter "animal" in the search bar and the animal ordinances for that city or county will be displayed.
If you suspect dogfighting, it can be reported anonymously by calling 1-877-215-2250. Up to a $5,000 reward can be paid for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a dogfighter.
O.C.G.A Title 4. Animals
Quick facts from the GA Dept. of Agriculture:
What is the legal definition of animal cruelty in Georgia?
Cruelty to Animals (misdemeanor charge): A person commits the offense of cruelty to animals when he/she causes death or unjustifiable physical pain or suffering to any animal by an act, an omission, or willful neglect. O.C.G.A. §16-12-4
Aggravated Cruelty to Animals (felony charge): A person commits the offense of aggravated cruelty to animals when he or she knowingly and maliciously causes death or physical harm to an animal by rendering a part of such animal’s body useless or by seriously disfiguring such animal… [paraphrased] except for conduct otherwise permitted under state or federal law. O.C.G.A. §16-12-4
Local law enforcement (municipal or county police department or county sheriff’s department) enforces the criminal provisions of Cruelty to Animals, O.C.G.A. §16-12-4. An animal control officer is an individual authorized by local law or by the governing authority of a county or municipality to carry out the duties imposed by local ordinance and certain articles contained within the Georgia Animal Protection Act, O.C.G.A. §4-11-2
In order to effectively report an alleged animal cruelty incident, you should be able to provide the following information to the local Animal Control or Sheriffs Department.
Please refer to the following lists to report animal cruelty or humane care violations against different species:
For Companion Animals (e.g., dogs, cats, exotic birds, pet rabbits, pot–bellied pigs)
For Equine (e.g., horses, mules, donkeys, zebras)
For other Livestock (e.g., cattle, swine, goats, sheep, poultry, llamas)
For Captive Wildlife or Exotic Animals (e.g., whitetail deer, raptors, large cats)
For Circus or Zoo Animals (e.g., elephants, primates, big cats, circus dogs)
**NOTE** Please also make sure you contact your local Animal Control Agency (city and/or county) and your local law enforcement agency after you contact the above appropriate number to file a report as well.