Upcoming Seminar! Veterinary Forensics: Crime Scene to Court Room, January 12 & 13, 2017
Join us January 12th and 13th for an in-depth seminar on veterinary forensics, presented by world renowned veterinarian Dr. Melinda Merck and Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Gillian Deegan.
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Looking to help homeless pets?
LCAS is in need of several items to help our homeless pets feel more at home and comfortable here in our shelter. We are in need of:
- standard size wash cloths, please no hand towels or bath towels needed at this time.
- fun enrichment items for our cats including a variety of cat toys, balls, mice, feather cat teasers, laser pointers, cat nip, interactive toys and puzzles.
- Standard nylon, 6 ft dog leashes, please no flexi-leashes.
Thank you so much for supporting our shelter and donating much needed items to help homeless pets!
Surrendering a Pet to LCAS
Loudoun County Animal Services understands that surrendering a pet is never an easy decision, and we hope that the following information will be helpful to you. Please know that if you find you are no longer able to keep your pet, you have options. To learn more about alternatives to surrender, check out our Surrender Checklist.
To surrender your pet to LCAS, please note the following guidelines:
When you come to the shelter to surrender your pet, please bring proof that you own the pet. This can be in the form of:
- Cats and dogs should be up to date on their rabies vaccination prior to surrender. Pets that arrive with current rabies vaccinations are able to move more quickly through the medical and behavioral assessment process shortening their stay in the shelter. Help us, help your pet – ensure their rabies vaccine is up to date before surrender. If you need need assistance finding low-cost vaccination options, check out our Low-Cost Resource Flyer.
- Pets can only be accepted from Loudoun County residents over the age of 18. Proof of age and residency will be required.
- While pets can be surrendered anytime during normal business hours, we do ask that residents make an appointment to surrender a pet by calling us at 703-777-0406
- If you adopted your pet from another shelter or rescue group, please review your adoption paperwork before surrendering. Many shelters and rescue groups require the return of pets if owners are no longer able to care for them.
o Bill of sale
o Breed registry
o County license
o Microchip registration
o Rabies vaccination certificate
o Veterinary records
o Written transfer of ownership
The LCAS Barn Cat Program
Did you know that you can adopt a wonderful feline for your barn at LCAS?
We see all kinds of cats at LCAS including formerly outdoor, indoor/outdoor, semi-social or semi-feral cats that are not a good fit for adoption into family homes. However, these cats would be very happy living out their days in a barn, on a farm, at a business, and in other safe locations. Our Barn Cat Program is designed to connect these rough and tumble and slightly sassy cats with families who have this kind of set up. These cats are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and adopted to families who appreciate ‘working cats’ for critter patrol and can provide a safe, appropriate environment such as a barn, stable, garage, or business.
What’s the Process? Sign me up
LCAS keeps a list of community members wishing to adopt a barn cat. When LCAS receives a cat that may be a good fit, a staff member will call to let you know that a possible adoption match has been made!
To place your name on the Barn Cat Wish List, please call 703-777-0406, email us or stop by the Shelter to speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable customer service staff!
Who We Are
We work each day to ensure a compassionate, humane community for animals and people. LCAS operates an animal shelter, which provides for companion animals who have been surrendered by their owners or found stray in the county. The shelter also has pets for adoption. Officers enforce local and state animal laws and investigate reports of animal cruelty. In addition, LCAS maintains a lost and found animal directory, issues dog licenses and assists citizens with a variety of animal issues. For more information, contact LCAS at 703-777-0406 or by email.