The Animal Control Division of the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to enforcing Virginia laws and County Ordinances that protect domestic animals and livestock, ensuring their well-being and safety within our community.

At the heart of our operations is the Westmoreland County Animal Shelter, which serves as a temporary home for stray, abandoned, and surrendered animals in need.

Leading our Animal Control Division is First Sergeant D. Brooks, who brings a wealth of experience and dedication to our mission of animal welfare.  Working alongside First Sergeant Brooks are two Animal Control Deputies and a Shelter Attendant, all of whom are committed to the humane treatment and care of animals in our jurisdiction.

Our responsibilities encompass a wide range of duties, including responding to animal-related complaints, investigating cases of neglect or cruelty, enforcing licensing and vaccination requirements, and providing education and resources to promote responsible pet ownership.  Additionally, our division plays a crucial role in reuniting lost pets with their owners and facilitating adoptions for animals in need of loving homes.

The Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Division is passionate about safeguarding the welfare of animals and fostering a community where all creatures are treated with compassion and respect. We invite you to partner with us in creating a better future for our furry friends.

Westmoreland County Animal Shelter
6154 Stratford Hall Rd.
Montross, VA 22520