Virginia Beach Animal Control

The Virginia Beach Animal Enforcement Unit enforces all state and city animal care and cruelty laws and ordinances.

We at Virginia Beach Animal Control take great pride in ensuring that the animals that reside in our city are properly cared for.

We enforce all state and city animal care and cruelty laws and ordinances.

This page was created to help provide a glimpse into what it is we do. It will also aid in educating the public about important animal related laws.

We thank you for following along, and supporting us in what we do!

This page is not to be used as a sounding board to report possible animal cruelty or other animal related violations. If you have a complaint that you feel warrants investigation please call our dispatch at 757-385-4444.

Criteria for Posting Information on Virginia Beach Animal Control:

By posting on the Virginia Beach Animal Control Facebook page, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the following Terms of Use. Fans of the Virginia Beach Animal Control page are encouraged to post information about issues affecting the city and its residents. We encourage discussion and varying viewpoints...; however, the Virginia Beach Animal Control page will not feature any of the following and reserves the right to delete posts/pictures/videos that include such items.

• Solicitations or advertisements of any kind that are not officially sponsored or endorsed by the City of Virginia Beach
• Nudity or pornography
• Profanity or vulgar language
• Personal attacks or threats against any person or group; libelous, harassing or abusive statements
• Posting someone else’s personal information such as home address or phone number without their written consent
• Establishments where the distribution or sale of alcoholic beverages is a primary business function
• Activities restricted to adults
• Tobacco and tobacco products
• Firearms or other weapons
• Hostility or violence toward any individual or group, including personal insults, libel, defamation of character
• Attacks on ethnic, racial, gender or religious groups
• Illegal discrimination against any group
• Illegal or inappropriate use of firearms or drugs, or any illegal activity
• Sexual overtone or innuendo
• Posts by persons who are impersonating city officials or using false identities
• Information harmful to children or is of a nature to frighten children, either emotionally or physically
• Cruelty to animals
• Online casino gaming, gambling or betting
• Information affiliated with or promoting political campaigns

In summary, please feel free to post your thoughts and opinions, whether positive, negative or indifferent, but please do it respectfully and without malice. If you use hateful, obscene or insulting language or launch personal attacks, we will delete your post. Virginia Beach Animal Control reserves the right to block users who repeatedly violate our terms of use.

341 S Birdneck Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
United States

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