Roanoke Animal Shelter

Find Roanoke 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.


Angels of Assisi 415 Campbell Avenue Southwest Roanoke VA 24016 540-344-8707


Roanoke County Animal Control 5925 Cove Road Roanoke VA 24019 540-777-8606

Roanoke County Animal Shelter PO Box 29800 Roanoke VA 24018 703-561-8040

Roanoke Valley SPCA 1340 Baldwin Ave NE Roanoke VA 24012 540-344-4840

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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.