Animal Control

Masks are required to enter the shelter


Animal Control provides animal control services to the County, including the collection of animals running at large, and sick or injured animals; and receives and investigates reports of suspected animal cruelty or neglect, animal bites and vicious dogs.

The Spotsylvania Sheriff Office/Division of Animal Control is responsible for enforcing Virginia State Laws, and Spotsylvania County Ordinances. Please refer to Chapters 4 and 13 of the Spotsylvania County Code for any ordinances pertaining to animals. Animal Control Officers are responsible for providing emergency services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Knowing your community’s animal-related ordinances and properly caring for your pets will help make your neighborhood a better place for everyone.

Get to Animal Control

  1. I-95 to Spotsylvania Exit (Number 126)
  2. Merge or turn left onto Route 1 North (Jefferson Davis Highway)
  3. Drive 2 miles on Route 1
  4. Turn left at stoplight onto Route 661 (Hudgins Road)
  5. Drive 0.2 miles and turn left onto TV Drive
  6. Animal Control is on the immediate right

View a map to animal control (PDF)