Loudoun County Animal Services (LCAS) is comprised of two major components:

  • Animal Shelter Operations
  • Humane Law Enforcement Division

Animal Shelter Division

The Animal Shelter provides care for companion animals that have been surrendered by their owners or found stray in the County. The Animal Shelter also offers pets for adoption, community engagement and volunteer opportunities.

Other Services Provided by the Animal Shelter Operations

Humane Law Enforcement Division

The Humane Law Enforcement Division enforces state and local animal laws regarding reports of animal cruelty or welfare concerns by utilizing investigative and humane education practices. Humane Law Enforcement Officers engage residents through animal welfare presentations to schools, HOA groups and other community organizations.

Other Humane Law Enforcement Division Services

  • Enforcement of state and local laws regarding the care and welfare of companion and agricultural animals
  • Investigation of animal cruelty, neglect, animal fighting, animal attacks, abandonment, etc...
  • Enforces confinement of animals in vehicles
  • Regulation and inspection of pet stores and dealers
  • Respond to wildlife that pose a threat or has had contact with a person or domestic animal
  • Intervention for sick or injured domestic animals
  • Assist state and local public safety agencies and personnel
  • Rabies vaccination and dog license enforcement
  • Pick up stray dogs from streets and public areas
  • Perform emergency technical animal rescues