Virginia Beach Animal Control

Virginia Beach Animal Control The Virginia Beach Animal Enforcement Unit enforces all state and city animal care and cruelty laws and ordinances. We at Virginia Beach Animal Control take great pride in ensuring that the animals that reside in our city are properly cared for.

We enforce all state and city animal care and cruelty laws and ordinances. This page was created to help provide a glimpse into what it is we do. It will also aid in educating the public about important animal related laws. We thank you for following along, and supporting us in what we do! This page is not to be used as a sounding board to report possible animal cruelty or other animal related violations. If you have a complaint that you feel warrants investigation please call our dispatch at 757-385-4444. Criteria for Posting Information on Virginia Beach Animal Control: By posting on the Virginia Beach Animal Control page, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the following Terms of Use. Fans of the Virginia Beach Animal Control page are encouraged to post information about issues affecting the city and its residents. We encourage discussion and varying viewpoints...; however, the Virginia Beach Animal Control page will not feature any of the following and reserves the right to delete posts/pictures/videos that include such items. • Solicitations or advertisements of any kind that are not officially sponsored or endorsed by the City of Virginia Beach • Nudity or pornography • Profanity or vulgar language • Personal attacks or threats against any person or group; libelous, harassing or abusive statements • Posting someone else’s personal information such as home address or phone number without their written consent • Establishments where the distribution or sale of alcoholic beverages is a primary business function • Activities restricted to adults • Tobacco and tobacco products • Firearms or other weapons • Hostility or violence toward any individual or group, including personal insults, libel, defamation of character • Attacks on ethnic, racial, gender or religious groups • Illegal discrimination against any group • Illegal or inappropriate use of firearms or drugs, or any illegal activity • Sexual overtone or innuendo • Posts by persons who are impersonating city officials or using false identities • Information harmful to children or is of a nature to frighten children, either emotionally or physically • Cruelty to animals • Online casino gaming, gambling or betting • Information affiliated with or promoting political campaigns In summary, please feel free to post your thoughts and opinions, whether positive, negative or indifferent, but please do it respectfully and without malice. If you use hateful, obscene or insulting language or launch personal attacks, we will delete your post. Virginia Beach Animal Control reserves the right to block users who repeatedly violate our terms of use.

Operating as usual

:::UPDATE:::We have heard from the rehabber. Unfortunately, this is why it is tough at times to post photos like this be...
08/25/2020

:::UPDATE:::
We have heard from the rehabber. Unfortunately, this is why it is tough at times to post photos like this because the outcome may not be good news.

This Adult Male Eagle had an old puncture wound in the pit of it’s left wing through to the body cavity. X-Ray showed no fractures or foreign objects. This wound would not have incapacitated the bird, however, flies had laid eggs and over time the body cavity became infected which caused extreme discomfort leading to the bird self mutilating the underside of the left wing. Sadly, the Eagle has passed.

Rest easy....

!!Bald Eagle ALERT!!

This morning Officer McQueen responded to a call for an injured Bald Eagle. Our officers were able to determine that this Eagle had an injury preventing it from being able to fly. Once again, Harley Thomas White came to the rescue as our Bald Eagle rehabber! After looking over the Eagle, it was determined that an X-ray will be needed as the injury is severe. We will post an update once we hear back from Harley on how the Eagle is doing. Here are a few photos of our Officer and Rehabber in action:

08/07/2020

Happy Friday!

Time can feel stressful right now, so here is a positive story from our unit involving Officer Hayes and Officer Blankenship.

Officer Hayes responded out to Little Island Park for an injured owl. It was stated that the owl couldn’t fly. Little Island Park neighbors the Back Bay Wildlife Refuge. When she arrived on scene, she found what is a Great Horned Owl. Once she was able to get close, she saw that there was fishing line tangled up on its foot and wing. Officer Hayes acted swiftly and got the owl secured in a carrier.

Officer Hayes and Officer Blankenship met with Harley Thomas White. Harley is a great resource for wildlife rescue! He was able to cut the fishing line off and get the wing untangled as well. Harley took the owl with him to his rescue in order to make sure the owl could relax and gain some strength back.

After the storms and a few days of resting, the owl was ready to be released back in the wild. Officer Blankenship picked the owl up from Harley and drove it to Back Bay Wildlife Refuge. Officer Hayes and Officer Blankenship were able to successfully release the owl! Here is the video of their successful release!

Have a great weekend!

Good morning!!With the potential of storms coming through our area later on tonight and wind at 25-35mph, PLEASE check y...
08/03/2020

Good morning!!

With the potential of storms coming through our area later on tonight and wind at 25-35mph, PLEASE check your fences and gates before letting pets out!!!!

Officers will be on call as usual. Please remember we are social distancing! In the event an officer has to respond out to you keep in mind they are still responding to calls as per usual in order to provide you with the highest quality of service. We are asking that everyone respect the 6-8 ft distance during this covid pandemic. It’s not only for our officers safety but yours as well!

If you need us please call dispatch at 385-4444 option #1

Stay safe and well!

Good Afternoon Facebook Friends-Here is a friendly reminder to make sure you add your pets to your family’s emergency pl...
08/01/2020

Good Afternoon Facebook Friends-

Here is a friendly reminder to make sure you add your pets to your family’s emergency plan. With the uncertainty of what Hurricane Isaias will do, our furry ones need to be a part of the plan too!

Stay safe and be prepared!

If you are told to evacuate for Hurricane Isaias, don’t delay, leave quickly. Check with local officials about available shelters in your area and have a few options:

🔹 Know your route before leaving.

🔹 Check CDC for #COVID19 safety tips.

🔹 Review your plan with your family.

07/19/2020

Good morning!

It’s going to be extremely hot today! 🥵
Friendly reminder that NO dogs are allowed to be on the beach between 10am and 6pm.

We are expecting a heat index close to 110°!!!
This makes the sand too hot and dangerous for your pups paw pads! Our officers have seen sand temperatures around 120°-145°

Enjoy your weekend and please call us at 757-385-4444 option 1 for any animal related incidents.

Dog attacked by 2 DogsOn July 15, 2020, at approximately 07:30 a.m., Emergency Communications received a call from a cit...
07/16/2020

Dog attacked by 2 Dogs

On July 15, 2020, at approximately 07:30 a.m., Emergency Communications received a call from a citizen advising a small dog was being attacked by 2 stray dogs in the 5500 block of Old Guard Crescent in the City of Virginia Beach. Police and Animal Control Officers responded due to the attack actively occurring, with Animal Control Officers taking the lead on the case. The victim dog, a female Tibetan Spaniel, was transported by the owner to a local emergency clinic where it was humanely euthanized due to severe injuries sustained during the attack. The two attacking dogs were impounded and are being held at Virginia Beach Animal Control.

Animal Control is asking the publics assistance in locating the owner of the two attacking dogs. Both dogs are Pit type canines, one is male, brindle and white in color, the second is a female brindle and white in color. Photos of these dogs are below.

Anyone with information regarding the owner is encouraged to call Virginia Beach Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887) or by submitting a tip by texting “VBTIP” and the information to CRIMES (274637). Callers remain anonymous and could be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward if their information leads to an arrest.

The visually impaired owner of the victim dog has lost a dear companion and a valuable aid in her impairment. A citizen has set up a “GoFundMe” account to aid the owner with the medical expenses and the potential of finding a new companion pet. The link to the “GoFundMe” page is https://gf.me/u/ygsdxf

Seeking Missing DogAnimal Control is seeking any information on a dog that was re-homed by a citizen through Craigslist ...
07/13/2020

Seeking Missing Dog

Animal Control is seeking any information on a dog that was re-homed by a citizen through Craigslist on June 30, 2020. The citizen re-homed the dog after obtaining it through Craigslist earlier that day under false pretenses. The dog did not fit in well with her family, and a text app was utilized to communicate with a new owner for the dog. The new owner is believed to be a female with a child living in the Hampton area with access to a white 4 door sedan type car and came to pick up the dog in Norfolk near the Norfolk Outlet Mall.

The dog is described as a female white Pomeranian Chihuahua mix approximately 4-5 years old. The dog was listed on Craigslist initially by citizen that found the dog on June 28, 2020 in the City of Virginia Beach. The dog has an owner who is missing her pet, and we would like to assist in the return of her pet. A photo of the dog is attached below.

Anyone with information regarding the owner is encouraged to call Virginia Beach Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887) or by submitting a tip by texting “VBTIP” and the information to CRIMES (274637). Callers remain anonymous and could be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward if their information leads to an arrest.

The case remains under investigation by Animal Control Officer Casey Harrell as the lead investigator.

07/13/2020

Virginia Beach Animal Control News Release 7/13/2020
Dog attacked on Beach

On June 23, 2020, at approximately 11:40 p.m., Emergency Communications received a call from a citizen advising a dog was being attacked on the beach by another dog at Lauderdale Avenue and the sand beach in the City of Virginia Beach. Police responded and the investigation was later turned over to Animal Control. The victim dog was transported by the owners to a local emergency clinic where it was humanely euthanized due to injuries sustained during the attack. The attacking dog owner, Taryn N. Subeh, 36, was charged with Animals on the Beach, failure to control 6-5E, Fail to Pay Tax 5-305 (no city license), and Vaccination or Inoculation of a Dog 5-200 (no rabies vaccine), and for a Dangerous Dog Determination hearing 3.5-6540, and released on summons. The court date is set for July 13, 2020.The dog in question is being held at Virginia Beach Animal Control until the court hearing.
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The case remains under investigation by Animal Control Officers Erica Lewis and Kelsey Davenport as the lead investigators.

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far! Just a friendly reminder and PSA for your travels on these hot days! Leav...
07/10/2020

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far! Just a friendly reminder and PSA for your travels on these hot days! Leaving your pet in a hot car is a really bad idea for you and your pet. The pet could be removed and you might face criminal charges. It takes just minutes for your dog to suffer from heatstroke. Thank you!

Virginia Beach Animal Control News Release 6/30/2020Seeking Owner of Abandoned DogOn June 17, 2020, at approximately 6:4...
06/30/2020

Virginia Beach Animal Control News Release 6/30/2020

Seeking Owner of Abandoned Dog

On June 17, 2020, at approximately 6:45 a.m., Emergency Communications received a call from a citizen concerned about a dog that was found running stray in the 1300 block of Sir Richard Road in the City of Virginia Beach. The citizen was able to hold the dog, an adult female, for Animal Control Officers. The dog was found to be suffering from severe hair loss, skin infection, and emaciation. Photo of the dog is below. After research the officer found the dog to be a West Highland Terrier and was rehomed about 9 months ago. The dog is currently at the Animal Care and Adoption Center under veterinarian care.

Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance with locating an owner of the dog.

Anyone with information regarding the owner is encouraged to call Virginia Beach Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887) or by submitting a tip by texting “VBTIP” and the information to CRIMES (274637). Callers remain anonymous and could be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward if their information leads to an arrest.

The case remains under investigation by Animal Control Officer Jennifer Walter as the lead investigator.

Virginia Beach Animal Control would like to send our most heart felt condolences to the Young family, the Monroe County ...
06/05/2020

Virginia Beach Animal Control would like to send our most heart felt condolences to the Young family, the Monroe County Sheriffs department, and their Animal Control division.

Rest easy Officer Young.

Monroe County Sheriffs Department line of Duty Death.

Monroe county animal control officer Darrian Young passed away today after she was hit by a suspected drunk driver at M50 and Raisinville road in Monroe Township, 6-4-2020.

She was only 24 years old.......

Our hearts go out to the Family and the Monroe County Sheriffs Department Animal Control Division.

#DarrianStrong

Way to go team!!! 🤗🤗🤗🤗
06/05/2020

Way to go team!!! 🤗🤗🤗🤗

Just before 10, on the morning of June 5th, VBFD's Ladder 2 was dispatched to Bayside High School to Assist an Animal Control Officer with the rescue of a crow, that had become ensnared on the limb of a Pine tree in front of the school. Somehow one of the bird's legs had gotten tangled in some fishing line which in turn, got tangled on a tree limb. Consequently the bird was unable to fly away. In just minutes, the bucket on the ladder truck reached the bird and Officer McQueen from Virginia Beach Animal Control was able to cut the line and safely remove the crow from the tree. She says the line did cause some minor injury to the bird's leg which will be treated before the animal is returned to the wild.

From our family to yours Happy Memorial Day!
05/25/2020

From our family to yours Happy Memorial Day!

05/21/2020

Yesterday Officers Lewis & Hayes responded to a call for a white crane tangled up in fishing line in the lake over by the soccer fields off Concert Dr. When they arrived on scene a concerned citizen led them to where the bird was. After several different attempts to pull the bird onto shore Officer Hayes ended up wading into the lake to cut him free. It’s unknown how long the bird was entangled, and it seemed to be shivering and very weak once they freed it. The bird was transported to a wildlife rehabber to recuperate.

Our Officers go to great lengths on a regular basis to not only help our citizens personal pets, but our local wildlife as well.

Shout out to the citizen who helped our Officers our on this call. We appreciate you!

05/19/2020
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NEWS RELEASE
Virginia Beach Police Department

Animals Law During the Season

Virginia Beach Animal Control is preparing for the start of the “season” and the changes in laws regarding the sand beaches and boardwalk begin at 6:00 pm on Friday May 22, 2020 and last through 6:00 pm on Monday September 7, 2020.

As a reminder no animals are allowed on the sand beach or the boardwalk from Rudee Inlet through 42nd St at any time of the day, with the exception of leashed dogs being allowed on the boardwalk only between the hours of 6:00 am and 10:00 am. Any animals on Atlantic Ave, or in the parks and connector streets between Atlantic Ave and the boardwalk between Rudee Inlet and 42nd St must be in an escape proof container unless the animal is a dog, which must be on a leash.

On all other sand beaches dogs are not permitted on the beaches between the hours of 10:00 am and 6:00 pm.

If you bring your dog to the beach you are required to clean up any waste from your animal as well as have a container on your person by which to do so.

Guide, hearing, and/or service dogs trained to and in the company a person with a disability are exempt from all sections of the code with the exception of the requirement to clean up any waste from their dog.

Animal Control Officers will be patrolling the boardwalk and sand beaches of the city starting Friday May 22, 2020. Enforcement action will be taken for anyone found to be in violation of the code. For further information regarding the beach laws please click the link below:
https://library.municode.com/va/virginia_beach/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=CO_CH6BEBOWA_ARTIINGE_S6-5ANBEADAR

Any further questions can be directed to Animal Control Supervisor Rebecca Franklin at 757 385 6579 or [email protected]

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05/10/2020

With all the wind we’ve been experiencing this past week AC Officers have been responding to a lot of calls for service for down Pelicans. Officers Blankenship and McQueen were busy the other day capturing and releasing.

Thank you to all our wildlife loving citizens for being concerned about local wildlife!

Hey y’all! It’s windy out there today! We have storms coming through our area later on today so PLEASE check your fences...
04/30/2020

Hey y’all! It’s windy out there today! We have storms coming through our area later on today so PLEASE check your fences and gates before letting pets out!!!!

Officers will be on call as usual. Please remember we are social distancing! In the event an officer has to respond out to you keep in mind they are still responding to calls as per usual in order to provide you with the highest quality of service. We are asking that everyone respect the 6-8 ft distance during this covid pandemic. It’s not only for our officers safety but yours as well!

If you need us please call dispatch at 385-4444 option #1

Stay safe and well!

Over the past couple of days, Lt. Lynch, Supervisor Conti, and Supervisor Franklin have tried to do a few things to cele...
04/15/2020

Over the past couple of days, Lt. Lynch, Supervisor Conti, and Supervisor Franklin have tried to do a few things to celebrate the amazing officers at VIrginia Beach Animal Control. April 12th through the 18 is National Animal Care and Control Week, this year we are celebrating in a low key way, but we wanted to make sure all of our residents know how great our officers are and that our officers know how much they mean to not only their coworkers and supervisors, but also to the citizens and animals they serve. If you all wouldn’t mind taking a moment to share some kind words, a fun interaction or photo, on this post that would be great. Also, if you happen to see one of our trucks in your area feel free to wave and say hello. We hope everyone is able to find some positives during this trying time. Stay safe!

Happy Easter out there to everyone! We hope that you all aren’t going too stir crazy during our current quarantine. We w...
04/12/2020

Happy Easter out there to everyone! We hope that you all aren’t going too stir crazy during our current quarantine.

We want everyone to be advised of the significant weather we are supposed to be experiencing on Monday. Use today to take precautions, secure all loose items in your yard, and please CHECK YOUR FENCES! We are expected to get high winds that can blow gates open and knock down fence panels. So be sure to check your yards before letting pets out.

As always our officers will be here to assist you should you need anything. Please be advised we are operating a little differently due to current covid situations. This is not only for our officers safety, but yours as well!

Stay safe and stay well out there! Enjoy your Easter Sunday and remember to check those fences!!!

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04/09/2020

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A big thank you to VB Animal Control for help with another possum problem late yesterday. Hearts warmed that you could rescue some orphaned baby possums.
Our boy Remington was able to meet two officers this morning at Bayville Park.
Good Evening? Do you guys know of any facilities needing fosters during the outbreak?
Haven't seen Lucy hanging around Lynnhaven Parkway this week...has she been caught?
HELP! I have been calling animal control for 5 hours. NO ONE IS ANSWERING!😡
Thank you for reuniting us with our fur babies! Your caring hearts, fast response, professionalism, and patiently waiting for us to arrive back to Va Beach on New Years Eve to pick up our babies will never be forgotten. Office Lewis and others at animal control our local community is lucky to have you. Happy New Year!
Is there an update on Lucy, the pup at Lynnhaven Parkway?
LOST! yesterday in the Wesleyan Park area! Just transferred from San Diego recently so he isn’t familiar with his surroundings! He got out of the yard yesterday & wasn’t wearing his collar but he is microchipped but not registered in Nat’l registry, only with vets office. He’s a sweetheart & much loved so please help us find him & bring him home! He has 6 year old twins devastated & we miss him terribly! (808) 778-3299 or (434) 390-8848
Missing!
So I saw this on the net, and thought "What a great idea" we should all try to change this Area 51 nonsense into something good. Raid an animal shelter, save a life for real.
Hello Laskin road and surrounding neighbors I found these 2 on Laskin road right by the bridge male basset hound and female pit very friendly and well taken care of plz help find the owner !!!
Thank you for your service, tonight!!