Can I adopt an animal from Animal Control?

No. The Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society does all animal adoptions for Gloucester County. You may view online at Petfinder any of the animals kept at the County’s Animal Shelter for possible adoption. Please note that the Humane Society is the approval authority for all adoptions and that all adoption paperwork is done through them. Please call Animal Control at 804-693-5290 before going to the shelter to ensure there is an officer there to show you the animals.

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1. How do I file a complaint?
2. My dog never goes outside. Do I need to still buy a dog license?
3. Must I put the county license tag on my dog?
4. Who do I call if I am missing my animal?
5. What does it cost to reclaim my animal from the County Shelter?
6. What are the rules on animals running loose?
7. An animal has bitten me - what should I do?
8. Does the county have a "barking dog" ordinance?
9. Does the county have a "pooper-scooper" ordinance?
10. My pet is old and sick and needs to be put to sleep - does the County do this?
11. Can my dog (animal) ride unrestrained in the open back of a pick-up?
12. What's the difference between Animal Control and the Humane Society?
13. Can I adopt an animal from Animal Control?
14. I have a two foot constrictor type snake that I purchased from a pet store, do I need to register it as an Exotic Animal?
15. Is there something I can do to eliminate skunk odor on my dog?
16. I found a dog or cat; can I just keep it?