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Our Mission

Hanover County Animal Control provides for the safety and welfare of the residents. Animal Control enforces state laws and county ordinances as they apply to domestic animals. The department operates a shelter for the specialized care of animals in their custody. The shelter provides veterinarian care for homeless or unwanted animals until they are adopted or placed with an animal rescue organization. This facility does not euthanize healthy, adoptable animals.

Adoption Policy

Agree to the terms of the adoption application (PDF)
Be at least 18 years old
Have a current state-approved identification card or driver's license
Not banned from future adoptions as a result of a court order
Pass an adoption screening
Pay an adoption fee of $25, plus sterilization/vaccination fees where applicable

Recommended Pets

Recommended Pets