Find Augusta County Virginia animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.
Augusta County Animal Control PO Box 590 Verona VA 24482 540-245-5635
Mosby Foundation 415 N Coalter St Deerfield VA 24432 540-939-4035
Shenandoah Valley Animal Control 1001 Mount Torrey Road Lyndhurst VA 22952 540-943-5142
Spay and Neuter, Inc. PO Box 769 Stuarts Draft VA 24477 540-480-7582
Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.
Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.
Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.