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Animal Control

Animal Control officers enforce County regulations on fowl, poultry, livestock and dangerous animals, including checking for animal licenses and dog tags and controlling stray animals. They also investigate animal cruelty, abuse and bite/rabies cases. They also investigate complaints of threatening/aggressive animals. Animal Control does not handle non-domesticated animals, such as deer, raccoons, skunks, rodents, or reptiles. A qualified pest control business or the Virginia Conservation Police—in cases of big game animals—should be contacted.

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Report a problem

Animal Control officers are on duty or on call at all times. A message may be left during closed hours at 540-382-5795. For emergencies, contact the Sheriff's Office at 911 or non-emergencies after hours at 540-382-4343.

Animal Control does not handle non-domesticated animals such as deer, raccoons, skunks, rodents or reptiles. In cases of big game animals, a qualified pest control business or the Virginia State Conservation Police should be contacted.

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Laws and Ordinances

Chapter 3 of the county code focuses on animals.

Title 3.2, chapter 65 of the Code of Virginia provides specific details about comprehensive animal care.

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Animal Control

480 Cinnabar Rd.
Christiansburg, VA 24073

Phone: 540-382-5795, option 2
Fax: 540-382-5798


Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fri., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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