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Tom Koenig
Director, Department of Animal Services

Contact Us

39820 Charles Town Pike
Mailstop #66
Waterford, VA 20197

Eastern Loudoun
Ph: 703-777-0406

Western Loudoun
Ph: 540-882-3211

Fx: 540-882-3984


Hours of Operation

Pets in Hot Cars - A Deadly Combination
Nearly every day in the spring and summer, Loudoun County Animal Control Officers respond to reports of pets left inside cars on hot days.  The cars are usually found in shopping center parking lots, and the pet owners often offer the same response - "I was only in the store for a few minutes."  Not only is it illegal to leave an animal in car when the outside temperature is above 70 degrees and the temperature inside the vehicle is above 80 degrees, but it can also be deadly.

You can help!  If you see a pet left unattended in a hot car, follow these easy steps.
1.  Record the make, model, color, license plate number, and location of the vehicle.  
2.  Call LCAS at (703)777-0406 or Loudoun County Sheriff's Department at (703)777-1021.
3.  Report this information to the store manager and ask that the owner of the pet be paged.
4.  If possible, stay until an Animal Control Officer arrives to help them locate the vehicle quickly. 
link to flier
Click here or on the image above to print out a flier with important animal safety information.

Pets on Tour Season Continues Through October!
Fabulous shelter pets are coming to a location near you. For the current tour schedule, click here.

Mission & Vision
Through teamwork, dedication, and commitment to excellence, the Department of Animal Services will serve the community with distinction and honor, protect the public’s health and safety, and ensure the welfare of animals.

The department operates the Loudoun County Animal Shelter, which provides for companion animals that have been surrendered by their owners or found stray in the county. The Animal Shelter also offers pets for adoption.

The department's Animal Control Division enforces local and state animal laws and investigates reports of animal cruelty and vicious or destructive animals. The department also maintains a lost and found animal file, issues dog licenses, and assists citizens with a variety of animal issues.

Outreach Program
Animal Services has an active community outreach program, including volunteer opportunities, humane education programs for schools and youth groups, and special events.

Anyone with questions about the department or animal issues in general can contact us via email at  or by phone.

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