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Animal Shelter

Stray animals picked up by the Animal Control Officers are taken to the Bedford County Animal Shelter located on Falling Creek Road.

In an Emergency call 911.  To report a stray animal or other animal control problem call 540-586-7827

Normal Hours: Tuesdays & Fridays 2 p.m.- 7 p.m.*
Wednesdays & Thursdays 12 noon -5 p.m.
Saturday 10am-2pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
Closed on state holidays

*Expanded hours

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We have many animals
that need a good loving home.


Animal Control Officers enforce state and county
ordinances regarding domestic animals. 

The wardens provide services from
8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Please call the Bedford County Sheriff's Office
for assistance. 540/586-7827.

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All dogs and cats must be vaccinated against rabies.
Dogs who are four months old by Jan. 31 of each year must be licensed.

License fee (one year) is $5 for spayed and neutered dogs and $10 for non-neutered dogs. Three year licenses are $15 for spayed or neutered dogs and $30 for intact animals.

Kennels must also be licensed. Yearly fees are $35 for up to 10 dogs, $70 for up to 20 dogs, $105 for up to 30 dogs and $140 for up to 40 dogs.

Licenses can be purchased at the County Treasurer’s office
on the main floor of the County Administration Building,
122 East Main Street, Bedford.