Rabies

Prince Edward County Animal Control Will Hold Rabies Clinic, Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., at the Hampden-Sydney Volunteer Fire Department.

All dogs in Prince Edward County that are four (4) months of age and older must have a current rabies vaccination and a county dog license. A new dog license must be purchased for each dog by January 31st of each year. For Kennel Licenses, one rabies certificate will be required for each individual dog tag. To purchase a license for your dog, present a copy of your current rabies vaccination to the County Treasurer's Office, located on the second floor of the Prince Edward County Courthouse. For additional information about County Dog Licenses, please call the Treasurer's Office at 434-392-3454.


Dog Licenses

Dog licenses are due January 31st of each year.

Lifetime Dog License: $10.00

All cats four (4) months of age or older must have a current rabies vaccination but are not required to have a license.


Division 4 - Running at Large

Dogs are required to be confined to their properties year round. Please see Division 4.

Sec. 10-70. Prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person to permit any dog, belonging to him or under his control, to run at large in the county at any time. For the purpose of this division, a dog shall be deemed to be running at large while roaming or running or self-hunting off the property of its owner or custodian and not under the owner's or custodians' immediate control. Any person who is the owner or custodian of the dog found running at large shall be deemed to have violated the provisions of this section, if said owner or custodian has previously been notified by any animal control officer or other officer of the law that the dog is or has been running at large.

This section shall not apply to any person or persons while engaging in the following activities:

  1. Lawful hunting with a dog or dogs;
  2. Law enforcement or search and rescue activity;
  3. A supervised formal obedience training class or show;
  4. Formally sanctioned field trials; or
  5. Bona fide hunting or field trial dog training.

If you reside within the Town of Farmville limits, please contact the Farmville Animal Control Department at 434-392-3332.


Animal Control Fees

Dogs Fees
1st Impoundment $25.00
2nd Impoundment  $50.00
3rd Impoundment $75.00
4th Impoundment $50.00 
Quarantine (Rabies, Dangerous dogs, etc) $50.00
Daily Boarding $10.00 
Adoption   $25.00 
Surrender Pick Up  $25.00 
Cats Fees
Daily Boarding $5.00
Adoption $25.00
Surrender Pick Up $25.00

All other animals: Assess owner at the cost to the County to provide appropriate care.


Pet Emergency Preparedness

Prepare Your Other Family Members - Your Pets!

Develop and implement your family's emergency plan for your pets. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PETS BEHIND!

A "Pet Emergency Kit" should contain the following items:

  • At least three days of food, water and any medications your pet may need
  • Vet/vaccination records
  • Collars, IDs, harnesses and/or leashes
  • Pictures of you and other family members with your pets
  • Sanitation kit (pet litter, litter box, scoop, plastic trash bags and household chlorine bleach)
  • First Aid kit (talk to your vet about what is appropriate for your pet, e.g. cotton bandage rolls, bandage tape, scissors, antibiotic ointment, flea & tick prevention, latex gloves, etc.)
  • Have a carrier or crate ready that your pet is comfortable with for safe transportation. The carrier should be large enough to allow your pet to stand, turn around and lie down.

If you have enough notice, prepare an alternate home for your pet. Pay attention to news briefs and weather updates. Know which local motels/hotels will accept pets, or which boarding facilities accept pets during emergencies.

For more information, see "Caring for Animals" on Ready.gov.

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