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39820 Charles Town Pike
Mailstop #66
Waterford, VA 20197

Ph: 703-777-0406

Fx: 540-882-3984


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Adopt Your Piece of History – Adopt a Shelter Cat
LCAS Celebrates Relationship that Spans 12,000 Years

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Scott K. York, Chairman of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, with Sunny, a recently adopted shelter cat

The domesticated cat and humans began their relationship 12,000 years ago, and LCAS is celebrating this amazing partnership which has led to cats becoming the most popular pet in the United States. Thousands of years ago, humans settled into permanent farming communities with the ancestor of the modern cat finding a plentiful food source in the rodent population which was attracted by stores of grain. This mutually beneficial working partnership evolved throughout history, eventually becoming a modern day, complex relationship where cats are valued as companions, family members, lap warmers, entertainers and so much more.

To celebrate our feline friends, LCAS will feature shelter cats alongside many notable friends of the organization in a photo campaign highlighting all of the wonderful qualities that cats possess. Through this “Adopt Your Piece of History – Adopt a Shelter Cat” campaign which runs May through October 2015, LCAS hopes to encourage residents to add a furry feline to their family or to become involved in their community in an effort to improve the lives of cats.

Are you interested in helping cats? Consider one of the following ways:

Pets on Tour Season Begins May 3!

Loudoun County Animal Services has an exciting Pets on Tour season planned for 2015. The kick-off takes place at North Gate Vineyard in Purcellville on Sunday, May 3 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Visit wonderful shelter pets in a beautiful setting nestled in the heart of western Loudoun County and learn about the programs and services provided to the county's two and four-legged residents.

Other tour stops include the Brambleton Farmers Market, Maggie Malick Wine Caves, Pet Supplies Plus, Happy Hound and the Loudoun Pet Expo. For a complete list of tour stops, visit the Pets on Tour page!

Construction on Route 7 West

There is extensive construction on Route 7 West approximately three miles before the exit for Route 9. Often, two lanes of traffic are condensed to one lane for a portion of the day. Delays have been as short as a few minutes to approximately 30 minutes in duration. It is best to check online for road conditions since you may need to allow more time for travel to LCAS. If you plan to visit, be sure to check our Hours of Operation page for days and times that we are open to the public.

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.

Anyone with questions about the department or animal issues in general, may contact us via email at  or by phone at 703-777-0406.
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News Flash - View All
Loudoun County Kicks off Adopt a Shelter Cat Campaign
The Department of Animal Services also announces the formation of the Community Cat Coalition. Read on...
Animal Services Kicks Off ‘Pets on Tour 2015’ at North Gate Vineyard May 3
The 'Pets on Tour' bus will make more than two dozen stops this spring and summer. More...

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