Find Hanover 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.
Hanover County Animal Control 12471 Taylor Complex Lane Ashland VA 23005 804-365-6485
Hanover Humane Society, Inc. 12190 Washington Highway Ashland VA 23005 804-798-0806
Hickory Hill K-9 Rescue PO Box 1505 Ashland VA 23005 804-537-5502
Smitty's Cat Rescue 9349 Ravensworth Court Mechanicsville VA 23116 804-852-3993
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.