The Colonial Heights Animal Control Office/Shelter is located at 900 East Roslyn Road. The mailing address is Colonial Heights Animal Control - P.O. Box 3401 Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834. The Animal Shelter is open Monday - Friday 12:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. and on Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. The shelter is closed on Sundays and holidays.
The Animal Control Division, supervised by the Patrol Division Commander, is tasked with the enforcement of city ordinances, and state laws relating to the control and protection of animals. Two full-time Animal Control Officers, and a part-time Shelter Aide operate and maintain the shelter in accordance with state laws.
Animal Control Officers are responsible for vicious, and rabid animals, placing officers in threat of injury or harm on a regular basis. Animal Control Officers attend in-service training which provides updates on laws, procedures and techniques.
In 2004, Animal Control held a variety of public educational events, in partnership with the S.P.C.A. and local businesses. Rabies clinics were held at the Animal Shelter to provide reduced cost vaccinations to dogs and cats.
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Petersburg and Colonial Heights continues to assist the shelter, and its staff providing food, medical supplies, veterinary care, and volunteer help.
In 2004, Mr. Bob Dance found a puppy in distress on Archer Avenue near the Appomattox River. Mr. Dance rushed the puppy to the shelter. Animal Control Officer Brenda Graham took the puppy to a local veterinarian for emergency treatment. Despite concerns that the puppy would not survive, veterinarians treated the dog, and he made a full recovery. Touched by the loving care, and service provided by Animal Control, Mr. Dance provided a $1,000.00 donation for future treatment of the puppy, and other animals at the shelter. The puppy, named Mattox by his new family (short for Appomattox, reflecting the location where he was rescued) now resides with a Colonial Heights Police Officer, and his family.
During the fall of 2004, the shelter received a facelift. The exterior of the shelter was repainted with a new color scheme. Painting labor was provided by Riverside Regional Jail inmates at no cost to the city. The project was overseen by the police department Administrative Services Division.
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Colonial Heights Animal Shelter Location
Below is a map for Colonial Heights Animal Shelter, please call for specific directions.
***Note: PO Boxes will not show correctly on the map below.