Buckingham County Animal Shelter

Find Buckingham 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.


Beath Animal Shelter PO Box 628 Dillwyn VA 23936 434-983-7387


Buchanan County Animal Shelter PO Box 252 Buckingham VA 23921 703-586-7690

Buckingham Animal Control 13360 West James Anderson Highway Buckingham VA 23921 434-969-4242

Healing Hands Sanctuary PO Box 3840 Dillwyn VA 23936 434-983-7766

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What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.