Animal Control

Animal Control enforces state laws and county ordinances involving domestic animals. They also handle complaints which can include abandoned animals, animal cruelty, and neglect, animal bites, spay and neuter violations, and animals running at large. Urgent animal complaints can be reported calling 911, non-urgent complaints can be reported to the center’s non-emergency number 434-263-7047.  Reports of lost/found animals, nuisance animals, animal cruelty, and general complaints/questions should be made to 434-263-7047.

Please call 911 for emergencies. Hazards can be reported to the non-emergency Sheriff’s number at 434-263-7050.  After Hours: Animal Control Officers only respond to emergency calls after regular duty hours. Emergencies include, but are not limited to; attacks involving animals and seriously injured animals with no known owner.

The Almost Home SPCA in Lovingston is not affiliated with the county, and does not respond to Animal Control issues. They are, however, a great resource for the residents of the county.

Community Assistance and Resources


Physical Address
996 Morse Lane
Arrington, VA 22922
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 336
Lovingston, VA 22949

Monday-Friday: 7am to 4pm

From Lovingston, go south on U.S. 29 for approximately 8 miles. Turn east (left) on Morse Lane (VSH 748). Go 1 mile to end of road.