URGENT: Pound is close to capacity, please share and adopt, rescue, foster!
Update: McKinley is healing nicely on his ears now that he is not tied up somewhere and being bitten by flies. McKinley was found stray near 11000 New Town Rd wearing a leather collar and with ears both fly bitten like he had been tied out. He is very sweet and a little on the thin side.
You are invited to New Kent Animal Control on Tue-Wed-Thur-Fri-Sat between 10am to 4pm to meet some great animals for adoption.
Come in and socialize with our wonderful animals and volunteers.
$20 adoption fees for most dogs/cats, some fully vetted dogs may be more; unaltered(not spayed/neutered) animals may ONLY be placed in New Kent or the adjoining counties of Henrico, Hanover, Charles City, James City, West Point, KW, K&Q Counties, unless you want to use one of the local vets to do the surgery before pick up(does not apply to puppies/kittens).
New Kent Animal Control Hours:
Tue-Wed-Thur-Fri-Sat 10am to 4pm
Phone 804 966-9500
New Kent Animal Control
6301 Olivet Church Rd
New Kent VA 23124
Some dedicated citizens have come together and formed a non-profit, all volunteer group to help save homeless animal's lives. The New Kent Humane Society, Inc. was formed in Jan. 2009 and needs more volunteers and foster homes so they can help save more animals. Here is the link to their website to find out more about them and how you can help: http://www.newkenthumane.org
This site is not a full listing of all current dogs in the New Kent Animal Control. It is for dogs/cats who will be available for adoption upon the ending of their stray hold and some courtesy posts for owned animals looking for new homes.
If you have lost your dog or cat, call us to report them missing and visit during the hours listed below.
Remember: In accordance with VA Animal Laws: Pets are personal property AND
if you have found a stray pet in New Kent County, you MUST call us at 804 966-9500 and report them as found, with a description and your contact information. You will need to bring them to a veterinarian or the shelter to be scanned for a microchip and you will need to send in a photograph of the found animal or bring it in to be photographed for the found pet file.
No matter how bad of condition you think the animal is in, they may have been lost for a long while and a caring owner may be looking to reclaim the pet.
You do not have to turn the found animal into the pound, but you must report them as found.
Link to VDACS for Virginia Comprehensive Animal Care Laws:
Licensing: Returning pets to their owners is very important to us. We strive to get every dog licensed in New Kent County. Licensing your dog will help protect him/her from becoming just another statistic.
Annual license fee is only $6.00, if you have not purchased your 2013 County License, please do so right away, it's the law!!! Please help us increase the number of pets returned to their owners; keep ID and County License fastened on your pet's collar.
If you lose your tag a replacement is available from the Treasurer's Office for the cost of $1.
We hold an annual rabies clinic the last Saturday of every January from 8:30am to 11:30am in the Courthouse Parking Lot.
We have chosen Kuranda dog beds because they are so good for our dogs. We want to fill all of our kennels with these excellent beds. If you would like to donate a bed so that a lost or homeless dog can sleep in proper comfort, please click here.
Adopting a friend
We require an adoption contract and an adoption fee, also, a signed agreement for mandatory sterilization, which must be completed within 30 days of the adoption date with proof returned to us (fax, in person, mail, e-mail) within 7 days of surgery, if the animal is not already sterilized.
You may adopt one of our unaltered animals if you live in one of the following localities: Henrico, Hanover, Charles City, James City, King William, West Point, and King and Queen. We do adopt spayed/neutered animals to all other VA localities.
We have low cost spay and neuter information, please ask us. Please do not just feed stray cats, there are many low cost (as low as $20) or free spay/neuter services to assist you. We understand, you may feel they are not yours and are stray, but if you are feeding them, they depend on you, and you need to be responsible and get them vaccinated and sterilized before there is a huge unwanted cat problem on your property. Cats start reproducing at 4-5 months of age and can have up to 4 large litters of kittens every year! You can see how this will get out of hand very quickly. Please be responsible and call for information and if you know of someone feeding, please pass this information on to them.
Rescue groups and foster homes are welcome and needed, please e-mail or call to see how you can help make a difference, even if you can't adopt.
Come Visit Us!
Tue-Wed-Thur-Fri-Sat 10am-4pm. Take I-64, Exit 211. Take Route 106 North (through the new development and traffic circles) to Route 249, go right onto Route 249 East 1/4 mile, make a right on Route 618(Olivet Church Rd) 2.5 miles. We'll be on your left with the main county refuse site.