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Animal Control

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Dispatch:  (434) 352-7922
Fax:  (434) 352-2130
Closed State Holidays



Animal Control Officer

Appomattox County employs one Animal Control Officer who is on duty Monday through Friday from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, except State holidays.

What to report to Animal Control:

  • Dog or cat bites
  • Animal cruelty or neglect
  • Human exposure with potential rabid animals
  • Sick or injured domestic animals or livestock
  • Stray dogs without collars or identification


In the event of a livestock incident/attack or an animal exposure/bite/injury, contact Dispatch at (434) 352-7922.  

Pet Center

The Appomattox County Pet Center, located at 3074 Morning Star Road, is operated under contract by the Lynchburg Humane Society.  For information on adoptable animals and strays recently picked up, visit the LHS webpage.  There you will also find other valuable information including Pet Center hours,  adoption fees and LHS policies.

You also are encouraged to like LHS on Facebook.  

What Animal Control Officers are not required to respond to:

  • Stray cats -- Call the Pet Center at (434) 352-3103
  • Owner-surrender inquiries -- Call the Pet Center at (434) 352-3103
  • Wildlife conflict or sightings -- Call the Virginia WIldlife Conflict Helpline at (855) 571-9003, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.  After hours call (540) 241-4045.
  • Injured or orphaned wildlife -- If you wish to help, you may elect to contact the Virginia Wildlife Center at (540) 942-9453 or the Wildlife Hotline at 1(855) 571-9003.  The Virginia Wildlife Center is located at 1800 South Delphine Avenue, Waynesboro, VA 22980
  • Deceased animal on or along a road or highway -- Call VDOT at  (800) 367-7623

How can you help?

  • Minimize contact between pets and wildlife
  • Spay or neuter your pets to help prevent your pets from straying and to help reduce the number of stray pets in our community
  • If you can identify the owner of a stray dog or cat, call the owner for pick up 
  • Keep identification tags, county license tags and rabies tags on your pets at all times so they can be more easily identified and returned to you
  • Consider having your pet micro-chipped to make reconciliation with a lost pet even easier

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