Animal Control officers enforce County regulations fowl, poultry, livestock, and dangerous animals; check for animal licenses and dog tags; and control stray animals. They administer the animal shelter (open Mon.-Fri., noon to 1 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m.; Sat. noon to 4 p.m.
) and investigate animal cruelty and abuse cases and bite/rabies cases.
Animal Control does not handle non-domesticated animals such as deer, raccoons, skunks or any rodents or reptiles. A qualified pest control business or in cases of big game animals, a Virginia State Game Warden should be contacted.
Rabies vaccinations and tags are required for dogs. Dog tags/licenses are available at the Treasurer's Office, 755 Roanoke St., Christiansburg.
Animal Control Officers are on duty or on call at all times. A message may be left during closed hours at 382-5795. For emergencies, contact the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office at 382-2951.
The Animal Shelter, 434 Cinnabar Road, is open limited hours for retrieval of lost dogs and adoptions.
If you would like more information on volunteering with the Montgomery County Animal Shelter, please visit Montgomery County Friends of Animal Care and Control's web site: www.mcfacc.org.
Need help with spaying/neutering? Montgomery County supports Mountain View Humane, currently providing subsidy funding for cats, but they can help with dogs, too! Check out their website - www.mountainviewhumane.org - for more information.