Rescues must have a valid Georgia Department of Agriculture License. Rescues may request a hold on an animal for up to (48) hours. If you wish to request a hold, please fill out a Rescue Hold Request Form (PDF) and fax it to the Gordon County Animal Shelter at 706-629-0983. Upon receiving the request, a shelter staff member will contact the license holder to insure the validity of the request, and inform license holder of acceptance/denial of the request. A request may be denied if an animal is already on hold, or at the director's discretion. Hold requests will be honored in the order that they are received.