Animal Control Officer: Kevin Eller (540) 775-2120 Fax: (540) 775-5770
11377 Citizens Way King George VA, 22485 Contact Us
The King George County Animal Shelter is located at 11377 Citizens' Way, off Route 3 behind the new Sheriff's office.
Kevin J. Eller, Animal Control Supervisor
Teresa McDowney, Animal Control Officer
Raymond Brooks, Animal Control Officer
Kimberly Shrewsbury, Shelter Attendant
Brandi Janezeck, Receptionist/Shelter Attendant
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday 10 - 4:30
Saturday 10 -1
Sunday and Holidays Closed
Emergencies and after hours:
Contact the KG Sheriff's Office at 540-775-2049
IF YOU FIND OR HAVE LOST A PET, CALL KGAC IMMEDIATELY!
Shelter policy requires all found animals to be reported asap. Many times we can quickly reunite a lost animal with its owner by checking our lost and found log. The best way to ensure your pet is returned is to have them micro chipped. Micro chipping is a safe, permanent way to protect your pet and is relatively inexpensive.
If you find an injured animal, call the shelter or the sheriff's office immediately. An officer can be dispatched 24 hours a day for emergencies.
King George Animal Control is operated by five full-time personnel. The purpose of the county Shelter is to impound or harbor seized, stray, homeless, abandoned or unwanted animals. The shelter is operated under the guidelines of the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services at the direction of the State Veterinarian, pursuant to 3.2-6500 code of Virginia. The Animal Control Officers also have responsibility for controlling the spread of rabies within the county.
KGAC began operating at its new location in July 2010. On average, the Animal Control Officers handle 600 complaints per year. The shelter handles an average of 750 dogs, cats and livestock per year. The officers investigate and handle livestock complaints, in addition to dogs and cats. They also respond to wildlife emergencies. They do not handle wildlife nuisance calls or removal of dead wildlife.
The number of animals coming in has continued to increase as the economy continues to falter. The loss of homes and jobs has caused many to surrender their family pets. Many animals have not be spayed or neutered and this causes many homeless animals to end up at the shelter.
It is against the law to abandon an animal. Pets cannot survive on their own. Many animals are turning up loose or abandoned in remote areas. If you need to give up your pet, call KGAC.
Rabies clinics continue to be held twice a year, spring and fall. Dogs and cats must be 3 months or older and have written proof of current rabies to get a 3 year vaccine. All others receive a 1 year vaccine. Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in carriers. Vaccines are $5 each. County dog licenses can be purchased at the shelter or at the treasurer's office, they are $10 for unaltered animals and $5 if altered, kennel licenses are also available.
KGAC invites the public to come visit. School group tours can be arranged in advance. Many local school children have done fundraising and food collections for the animals at the shelter.
Youth Outreach Program
Sally and Sadie Spade would love to come and do a program for your group, just contact the Animal Shelter for information, call 540-775-2120
Volunteers, along with support from King George Animal Rescue League (KGARL) and the community, give the animals extra care, medical attention, grooming and exercise. They also help find homes for the unwanted and provide transportation to rescues.
If you have any questions about KGAC or how to become a volunteer call 540-775-2120.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, you may download the Volunteer Service Application Form here:
Pictured: KG Animal Control Volunteers, Katie Warner and Patrick Cady with Tyler.
Preventing overpopulation of dogs and cats will reduce needless suffering, homeless animals, spread of disease and homelessness. If you own a dog or cat, be responsible and have you pet spayed/neutered. The law requires all animals adopted from the shelter to be spayed/neutered within 30 days of adoption.
King George Animal Rescue League will issue vouchers for low cost clinics to county residents wishing to have their dog or cat spayed or neutered.