The division consists of 3 animal control officers and 1 animal control assistant full time, and 2 part time kennel assistants.
The facility was built in 2002 and can house up to 16 dogs and 12 cats. We also have an additional room for pregnant or nursing animals and a small pen for limited livestock including horses, goats, sheep, and others.
Duties & Responsibilities
Coordinate information regarding lost or found animals
enforcement of Virginia animal control laws and related Powhatan County
ordinances; can enforce all Virginia criminal and traffic laws
Provide loving, compassionate care for all the animals that enter our facility
Respond to citizen requests regarding animal related problems
Work to find appropriate homes for our animals through adoption and rescue
Things We Do Not Do
Pick up dead animals in the roadway; if the dead animal is a traffic hazard, contact Sheriff's Office Dispatch at 804-598-5656