Director, Department of Animal Services
Hours of Operation
39820 Charles Town Pike
Waterford, VA 20197
Operation: Protect Livestock - A New Loudoun County Program
Loudoun County is launching a new program aimed at reuniting Loudoun County livestock owners with lost or wayward animals. "Operation: Protect Livestock" is a joint effort of the Loudoun County Department of Animal Services, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and Loudoun Cooperative Extension.
Operation: Protect Livestock was developed to return livestock safely to owners in Loudoun County in the event of an emergency or escape. In participating in the program, livestock owners will provide contact information and details about the type and number of animals they have. This information will be collected and maintained by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. If an animal is found in a roadway or on another’s property, the owner can easily be contacted and the animal can return safely home. Additionally, in the event of an emergency or natural disaster, having livestock owner information on hand will help emergency responders to better plan and assist animals in need.
Livestock owners may enroll in the program by emailing or by phone message at (703)771-5670 ext. 6440. Please be sure to include the following information:
-Emergency Contact Phone Number
-Any Distinguishing Information About Your Livestock
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.
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.