Animal Control

Animal Control is responsible for the enforcement of state laws and city ordinances regulating the keeping of domestic animals within the City.

Important Phone Numbers
Dispatch: 434-634-2121 (6)
Fax: 434-634-7326
Closed State Holidays

In the event of an incident/attack or an animal exposure/bite/injury, please call 911.

Animal Shelter
The Animal Shelter is open Monday through Friday from 8:00AM – 4:00 pm. It is best to call and make an appointment to see an animal that may be of interest. The shelter is located at 1921 Sunnyside Road, Emporia, Virginia.

Pet Finder
First Aid Tips for Pet Owners-AVMA
Animals in Disaster- FEMA
Department of Health
Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services
Disaster Preparedness for Pet Owners
Red Cross
Humane Society of the United States