Animal Control

Animal Control


Employment Opportunity
Lunenburg County is seeking a full-time Deputy Animal Control Officer.  Applicants should have a working knowledge of basic animal care.  A full job description is available upon request at the County Administrator’s Office or by clicking here.

Submit a Commonwealth of Virginia application for employment with references and a completed Certification Statement to:  Lunenburg County Administration, 11413 Courthouse Road, Lunenburg, VA  23952 or electronically to: by Friday, July 15, 2022 by 5:00pm. Lunenburg County is an EOE.  Position remains open until filled.

Animal Control Officer:  D. Ray Elliott

Deputy Animal Control Officer: Cindi Cappabianca

1320 Old Mansion Road, Lunenburg, VA  23952

Please direct all non-emergency animal calls to the Lunenburg County Dispatch at 434-696-4452 .  If it is a true emergency, please call 9-1-1.

  • Dogs may be brought to the Pound during posted hours, only after scheduling a meeting with the Animal Control Officer.
  • Leaving dogs outside of the pound when unattended is considered abandonment and is subject to prosecution.
  • Owners must sign a release form when surrendering their dogs.

Adoption – Adoption fee is $15.00.  You must sign an Adoption Agreement and a Spay / Neuter Agreement stating that you will have the animal spayed or neutered within a certain period of time.
In the case of a dog bite, please call 9-1-1, they will page the Officer to respond to this matter.

Location –  From the Lunenburg County Courthouse on Route 40, turn onto State Route 675 (Hardy Road), in less than one mile, turn onto Route 659 (Old Mansion Road) and travel approximately 4.5 miles, Animal Shelter is on the left across from the County Landfill.


DOGS: FEE Per Animal:
Impoundment Fee Per Animal*
1st Time $25.00
2nd Time $50.00
3rd Time $75.00
Quarantine (Rabies, dangerous dogs, etc.) $50.00
Daily Boarding Fee $10.00 first day, $5.00 each following day
Adoption Fee $15.00
Surrender Pick-Up $15.00 per animal*
Daily Boarding Fee $5.00
Surrender Pick-Up $15.00 per animal*
And other special cases: Assess owner at the cost to the County to provide appropriate care.

*Impoundment and surrender fees are per animal except in the case of nursing litters.  The impoundment/surrender fee will be enforced for the mother, plus there will be an additional $10.00 charge for impoundment/surrender of the nursing litter.

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