Regional Center Statistics

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Between 4,000-5,000 animals are handled by the Regional Center each year. Animals are brought to the Regional Center by Animal Control officers, as strays released by the public, or by owners when they can no longer take care of them.


Beginning January 1 2018, this information will be found in the oversight section of the front page

     The following information is presented as part of the Regional Center's efforts to be transparent in its operations.

    1. Intake and Disposition transaction information of cats and dogs:
                  • Most recently completed months      (May 2010-May 2017)
                  • Most recently completed calendar quarter: June 2017-September 2017
                  • Current calendar year to date and prior years since 2010.

            2.  Graphic presentation of the monthly intake of cats   and  dogs at the Regional Center • 2017   2016    •2015    • 2014 2013 • 2012 • 2011 
                • Comparative of 2010-2017                             

            3. Graphic presentation of monthly live release rate of cats and dogs starting in January, 2011.  Click here


    4.  Information on transfers of cats and dogs to animal welfare, rescue, and releasing agencies.       • 2017       • 2016    • 2015    • 2014  2013    • 2012 

      In 2015 RCACP committed to ending the euthanasia of healthy animals.  To better understand the classificaiton system used to identify which animals are considered healty, we used the universal classification system used throughout the United States that was called the Assilomar Accords.


     There are four classifications by which animals are defined: Healthy, Treatable/Rehabilitatable, Treatable/Manageable, and Unhealthy and Untreatable.  Those classifications are defined here.


     As an evolving organization, RCACP first ended the euthanasia of Healthy animals and with the community's help can begin ending the euthanasia of Treatable/Rehabilitatable.  In order do do this, the community must take responsibility for community cats.  Providing a food source for community cats will encourage the cats to breed, if you are feeding a community cat, you should first spay/neuter the cat so as to end the overpopulation of cats in our community.

Regional Center for Animal Care & Protection

1510 Baldwin Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24012
Phone: (540) 344-4922

Hours of Operation:

Mon - Sat 11:30 AM - 6 PM


2017 Holiday Closures


Jan 2 - New Year's Day

Jan 16 - Martin Luther King Day

May 29 - Memorial Day

July 4 - Independence Day

Sept 4 - Labor Day

Nov 23 - Thanksgiving Day

Nov 24 - Day after Thanksgiving

Dec 25 - Christmas Day

Dec 26 - Day after Christmas


2018 Holiday Closures


Jan 1 - New Year's Day

Jan 15 - Martin Luther King Day

May 28 - Memorial Day

July 4 - Independence Day

Sept 3 - Labor Day

Nov 22 - Thanksgiving Day

Nov 23 - Day after Thanksgiving

Dec 24 - Christmas Eve

Dec 25 - Christmas Day