Animal Control

The Animal Control Department is responsible for the enforcement of state laws and county ordinances regulating the keeping of domestic animals within the county.

Hours of Operation

The normal hours of operation are 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Animal Control Department will respond to emergencies after normal duty hours. The following situations would constitute an emergency;

  • Domestic animal threatening bodily harm
  • Livestock or poultry kills
  • Injured domestic stray animals
  • Animal bite to a person
  • Loose livestock
  • Possible rabid animal
  • Stray dog in public area such as a playground or a public park

Animal Control can be contacted at 804-693-5290 during normal duty hours and at 804-693-3890 for emergencies after normal duty hours, weekends, and holidays.