Contact information for local shelters, rescues & emergency vets

Local Municipal Animal Shelters

  • Chesterfield County Animal Control, 9300 Public Works Rd, Chesterfield, (804)-748-1683
  • City of Richmond Animal Care and Control, 1600 Chamberlayne Ave, Richmond, (804)-646-5573
  • Goochland County Animal Control, 1900 Hidden Rock Lane, Goochland, (804)-556-5302
  • Hanover County Animal Control, 12471 Taylor Complex Ln, Ashland, (804)-365-6485
  • Henrico County Animal Control, 10421 Woodman Road, Henrico, (804)727-8807
  • Louisa Animal Shelter, 17 Sacred Heart Avenue Mineral, VA 23117, (540)-894-4219
  • Powhatan County Animal Control, 4000 Old Plantation Rd, Powhatan, VA 23139, (804)-598-5109

Most municipal animal shelters are open-admission, meaning they take in any animals whether they are strays, owner surrenders, or come from other situations. Stray cats and kittens will be held for a certain period before they are released for adoption, usually 9 days if the animal has no collar or identification or 14 days if the animal has identification. For owner surrenders, an appointment and surrender fee is usually required. Many shelters are successful in finding placement for a high percentage of their animals; however, please try to avoid bringing neonatal kittens (less than 4-5 weeks) to shelters, as very few shelters have the resources to care for them.

Emergency Veterinary Centers & Urgent Care

Emergency Pet Medical Financial Assistance

Local Rescue Groups that Offer Assistance

Community Cat Groups (for Feral cats)

If the cat appears to be feral, do not attempt to interact with the cat!  C.A.R.E. does not work with feral cats and suggests that you contact one of the following organizations for assistance:

Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics

Other Resources

Red Rover Domestic Violence and Pets

Animal Welfare Institute of Safe Havens

COVID–19 Emergency Resources for pets and people