Animal Control


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. 

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Contact Information

Animal Control: (540) 582-7115 
Animal Shelter: (540) 507-7459 
Fax: (540) 891-9705 
E-Mail: Animal

Mailing Address:
450 TV drive 
Fredericksburg, VA 22408

Physical Address: Directions 
450 TV drive 
Fredericksburg, VA 22408 

Division Head: William Tydings 

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