RCACP - Regional Center for Animal Control and Protection - Roanoke, Va Area
** Please Note **
To ensure the safety of staff, animal control officers, volunteers, visitors, and of course, the animals in our care, additional security measures have been installed. Entry to the Regional Center is possible by ringing the door bell. Please be patient with the front desk staff as there may be a delay while they attend to other duties or assist other customers.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
The Regional Center receives stray and owner relinquished animals from Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Botetourt County and the Town of Vinton.
The Regional Center for Animal Control and Protection serves the City of Roanoke, the Counties of Botetourt and Roanoke, and the Town of Vinton, and is an “open intake facility”. The Regional Center primarily handles stray animals picked up by the Animal Control Officers employed by the municipalities, but also accepts strays found, and animals owned, by citizens of the municipalities. Each year the Regional Center receives between 7,500 and 8,000 animals. more >
Click below for more info on the localities. To contact animal control officers for your area, click on the link to the appropriate police department for your area.
City of Roanoke City of Roanoke Police
Roanoke County Roanoke County Police
Botetourt County Botetourt County Sheriff
Town of Vinton Town of Vinton Police
Has your pet strayed away from home? Post a notice on our new Lost & Found Community Bulletin Board and increase the chances of finding your pet.
Has someone's lost pet taken up residence in your back yard? Post a notice on our Bulletin Board and help him get back home again. more >
Click here to make a donation.
The operation of the Regional Center for Animal Control & Protection is overseen by an advisory board, consisting of representatives from the four municipalities served by the Regional Center. A list of members of the advisory board can be found by clicking here.
Minutes of previous meetings of the advisory board may be viewed by clicking the links below:
Your donation helps the animals.
Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to enhance the lives of the homeless animals housed at the Regional Center. Your contribution will be processed by the Roanoke Valley SPCA and is tax-deductible as allowed by the Internal Revenue Service.
Funds collected on behalf of the Regional Center are restricted for use by that facility. All funds will be transferred to the RCACP to be used for services to the animals that would otherwise not be possible.