Animal Control Hours & Emergency Phone

Animal Control Hours of Operation

  • Officers are actively on the road Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
  • Animal Services officers are also on-call for emergency and priority calls after hours.

Emergency On-Call Responses

Animal Services officers will respond to the following situations during on-call hours, to reach an Animal Control Officer after hours please call 703-777-1021:

  1. Animals that are currently at large and are attacking/chasing humans
  2. Humans that have had contact with a wild animal and the wild animal is still alive and present.
  3. A domestic animal that has had contact with a wild animal. The wild animal is still alive and present.
  4. A suspected rabid animal that has been reported present in a populated area
  5. Stray domestic animal exposures to humans where the owner is unknown / unavailable
  6. Dog(s) attacking livestock
  7. Injured domestic animals
  8. Reports of wildlife that are considered a threat in the living area of a home.
  9. Dog(s) attacking, or have attacked other companion animals- owner is unknown/unavailable
  10. Human or domestic animal contact with a wild animal, and the animal is dead
  11. Cruelty to animal(s) where there is an immediate threat to the animal(s) life, or health
  12. Livestock at-large that are causing a traffic hazard
  13. Police and fire emergency calls