VAWho Do I Call If I Suspect Abuse?

Child Maltreatment: 800-552-7096

Elder Abuse: 888-832-3858 or your local Department of Social Services

Domestic Violence: National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233 or Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance Hotline  800-838-8238 or text 804-793-9999

Animal Abuse or Neglect:
NOTE: Virginia law requires all counties, and permits cities and towns, to employ animal control officers with powers to enforce Virginia laws. Even if not so specified in this list, most of these ACOs fall under the jurisdiction of sheriff’s or police departments.

Accomack County  Accomack County Sheriff 757-787-1131

Albemarle County Albemarle County Animal Control Unit 434-296-5807
Charlottesville Charlottesville Animal Control 434-977-9041

Alexandria   Animal Welfare League of Alexandria  703-746-6000

Alleghany County  Alleghany County Sheriff Animal Control Officer 540-965-1770

Amelia County Amelia County Animal Shelter & Animal Control 804-561-3878

Amherst County Amherst County Dispatch 434-946-9300

Appomattox County  Appomattox County Dispatch 434-352-7922

Arlington County  Animal Welfare League of Arlington 703-931-9241

Augusta County Augusta County Animal Control 540-245-5635

Bath County Bath County Animal Control 540-839-7210

Bedford County Bedford County Sheriff’s Office 540-586-7827

Bland County Bland County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center 276-688-3900

Botetourt County Botecourt County Animal Control 540-928-2200

Brunswick County Brunswick County Animal Shelter 434-848-0912

Buchanan County  Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office 276-935-6036

Buckingham County Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office 434-969-1772

Campbell County Campbell County Animal Care & Control Facility 434-332-9574

Caroline County Caroline County Animal Control 804-633-9041

Carroll County Carroll County Animal Control Officer 276-730-3000 x3011

Charles City County Charkes City County Animal Control 804-652-4745

Charlotte County Charlotte County Animal Control 434-542-5141

Chesterfield County  Chesterfield County Police Dept. Animal Services Unit 804-748-1251

Clarke County Clarke County Animal Control 540-955-5104

Craig County Craig County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch 540-864-5127

Culpeper County  Culpeper County Animal Services 540-727-7900

Cumberland County Cumberland County Animal Control 804-492-3076

Danville (Independent City) Danville Animal Control 434-799-5111

Dickenson County Dickenson County Animal Control 276-835-1320

Dinwiddie County Dinwiddie County Animal Control 804-469-3755

Emporia (Independent City) Emporia Animal Control 434-634-2121 x6

Essex County Tappahannock/Essex County Animal Shelter 804-443-0726

Fairfax County Fairfax County Police Animal Protection Officers 703-691-2131

Fauquier County Fauquier County Animal Control 540-422-8750

Floyd County Floyd County Animal Control 540-745-9365

Fluvanna County Fluvanna County Animal Control 434-589-8211

Franklin County Franklin County Animal Control Dept. 540-483-7440

Frederick County Frederick County Animal Control Officers 540-662-6162

Giles County Giles County Sheriff’s Animal Control 540-921-3842

Gloucester County Gloucester County Animal Control 804-693-5290

Goochland County Goochland Co. Dept. of Animal Protection 804-556-5302

Grayson County Grayson County Animal Control 276-773-3241

Greene County Greene County Sheriff’s Office 434-985-2222

Greensville County Greensville County Animal Control 434-348-4200

Halifax County Halifax County Animal Control 434-572-4292

Hampton (Independent City)  Hampton Animal Response Team  757-727-6111

Hanover County Hanover County Animal Control 804-365-6485

Harrisonburg (Independent City) Harrisonburg Animal Control Officer 540-437-2670

Henrico County Henrico County Animal Protection Unit 804-652-3360

Henry County Henry County Animal Control 276-638-8751 x1 x7
Martinsville Martinsville Animal Control 276-638-7297 x2

Highland County Highland County Sheriff’s Office 540-468-2210

Isle of Wight County Isle of Wight County Animal Services Division 757-365-6318

James City County James City County/Williamsburg Animal Control 757-253-1800

King and Queen County King and Queen County Sheriff 804-785-7400

King George County King George County Animal Control 540-775-2120

King William County King William County Animal Control 804-769-0492

Lancaster County Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office 804-462-5111

Lee County Lee County Animal Control Services 276-346-7710

Loudoun County Loudoun County Animal Services 703-777-0406

Louisa County Louisa County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control 540-967-1234

Lunenburg County  Lunenberg County Dispatch 434-696-4452

Lynchburg (Independent City)  Office of Animal Control & Wildlife Management 434-455-6058

Madison County Madison County Animal Control 540-948-7042

Mathews County Mathews County Animal Control 804-725-7177

Mecklenburg County Mecklenburg County Animal Control 434-738-6191 x0

Middlesex County Middlesex County Animal Control 804-815-1268

Montgomery County Montgomery County Animal Control 540-382-5795

Nelson County Nelson County Animal Control 434-263-7047

New Kent County New Kent Animal Control 804-966-9500

Newport News (Independent City) Newport News Animal Control 757-595-7387

Norfolk (Independent City) Norfolk Animal Protection Unit 757-664-7387

Northampton County  Northampton County Sheriff 757-678-0458

Northumberland County Northumberland County Animal Shelter 804-580-6156

Nottoway County Nottoway County Animal Control 434-645-8696

Orange County Orange County Animal Control 540-672-1200

Page County Page County Animal Control 540-743-6571

Patrick County Patrick County Dispatch 276-694-3161

Pittsylvania County Pittsylvania County Animal Control Office 434-432-7937

Portsmouth (Independent City) Portsmouth Animal Control 757-393-8430

Powhatan County Powhatan Animal Control 804-598-5672

Prince Edward County Prince Edward County Sheriff’s Office 434-392-8101

Prince George County Prince George County Animal Control 804-991-3200

Prince William County Prince William County Animal Control 703-792-6500

Pulaski County Pulaski County Animal Control 540-674-0089

Rappahannock County Rappahannock County Animal Control 540-675-5300

Richmond (independent city) City of Richmond Animal Care & Control 804-646-5573

Richmond County  Richmond County Sheriff’s Office 804-333-3611

Roanoke (Independent City) City of Roanoke Animal Control & Protection Unit 540-853-2211

Roanoke County Roanoke County Animal Control 540-777-8606
Vinton   Vinton Animal Control 540-562-3265

Rockbridge County Rockbridge County Animal Control 540-462-5399

Rockingham County Rockingham County Animal Control 540-564-3171

Russell County Russell County Sheriff’s Office 276-889-8033

Scott County Scott County Animal Control Officer 276-452-1325

Shenandoah County Shenandoah County Animal Control 540-459-6100

Smyth County Smyth County Animal Control & Shelter 276-646-2222

Southampton County Southampton County Animal Control 757-653-2100

Spotsylvania County Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Animal Control Division 540-582-7115

Stafford County Stafford County Animal Shelter 540-658-7387

Staunton (Independent City) Staunton Animal Control 540-332-3842

Suffolk (Independent City)  Suffolk Animal Care Center  757-514-7855

Surry County Surry County Animal Control 757-294-0158

Sussex County Sussex County Animal Care & Services 434-246-2167

Tazewell County Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office 276-988-0645

Warren County Warren County Animal Control 540-635-4128
Front Royal Warren County Animal Control 540-635-4128

Washington County Washington County Animal Control Division 276-676-6000

Waynesboro (Independent City) Waynesboro Animal Control 540-942-6548

Westmoreland County Westmoreland County Sheriff 804-493-0869

Wise County Wise County Animal Control 276-679-6750

Wythe County Wythe County Animal Control 276-228-6003

York County York County Animal Control 757-890-3601

Please see the explanatory notes regarding reporting and response on our introductory page. If you are aware of any additions or corrections to this Directory, please e-mail the National Link Coalition and let us know.