Virginia state code dictates that animals brought into the pound are held a certain number of days. After that time, if the animal is not claimed by the owner or adopted to a new owner it is euthanized.
Dogs brought in without a collar are held for 6 nights before euthanized.
Dogs brought in with a collar are held for 11 nights before being euthanized.
If your pet is lost, please contact local Animal Controls IMMEDIATELY!
King & Queen Animal Control 769-5000
Essex Animal Control 443-3346
Hanover Animal Control 365-6485
New Kent Animal Control 966-9500
Chesterfield Animal Control 748-1683
Henrico Animal Control 501-5000
Goochland Animal Control 556-5302
Richmond City Animal Control 646-5573
Aylett Animal Hospital 769-1530
King William Veterinary Clinic 769-3200
Tappahannock Animal Clinic 443-2848
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Proper identification could mean the difference between life and death for your dog or cat. Approximately 15 million dogs and cats enter shelters throughout the United States each year as strays, according to the American Humane Association.Tragically, only 19% of the dogs and cats are ever redeemed by their owners. These percentages would increase dramatically if more pets were properly identified. All pets, including indoor dogs and cats, need to wear collars with city licenses and rabies vaccinations tags. Personal identification tags with the owner’s name, address, and telephone number are important back-ups. Special cat collars with elastic sewn into the band are available to protect cats from being caught in trees or on fences. Even the most responsible owners experience unexpected circumstances which cause pets to accidentally stray, becoming lost or injured.