What We Do

Responsibilities
Loudoun County Animal Services humane law enforcement officers are responsible for enforcing Virginia State laws and Loudoun County and town ordinances that pertain to animals. In addition, humane law enforcement officers are responsible for providing emergency services to the entire county and in all the towns 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Humane Law Enforcement Communication Center

The Loudoun County Animal Services Communication Center, staffed by three full-time dispatchers and assisted by customer service staff, answers calls regarding humane law enforcement and animal control Services. To reach the Communication Center to enter a complaint or report an animal-related concern, call 703-777-0406. An option to leave a message after business hours is available.

Humane Law Enforcement Services

  • Enforcement of county, state and town laws dealing with domestic animals, 24 hours a day 365 days a year
  • Investigation of animal cruelty and neglect
  • Investigation of animal fighting
  • Investigation of dog attacks to humans and domestic animals
  • Investigation of abandonment
  • Enforces confinement of animals in vehicles
  • Regulation and inspection of kennels and pet stores
  • Response to wildlife that pose a threat or has had contact with a person or domestic animal
  • Response to sick or injured companion animals
  • Assists police and fire-rescue personnel
  • Rabies vaccination and dog license enforcement
  • C.A.R.E Program
  • Removal of stray dogs from streets and public areas
  • Perform technical animal rescues such as ice and swift water rescue