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Animal Protection


10421 Woodman Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060



(After hours call 501-5000)

Mailing Address

P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775


Monday through Saturday
10 AM to 4:30 PM




The Animal Protection Police Unit is comprised of well-trained sworn and civilian staff members providing the following services to Henrico County citizens.

  • Provide guidance in companion animal and wildlife related issues
  • Care for stray, nuisance, and injured animals
  • Provide affordable rabies vaccinations at quarterly rabies clinics
  • Education and training on the following topics:
    • Information on animal/game related law
    • Information on animal husbandry
    • Customized programs for your group or organization
    • Investigate cases of reported animal cruelty, neglect, or abandonment

Services Offered

Rabies Clinics

Four times each year, Animal Protection conducts its Rabies Clinics where approximately 1,000 animals receive the low cost vaccine. All clinics are held from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Government Center located at 4301 East Parham Road.

Animal Shelter

The animal shelter houses dogs and cats as well as other companion animals such as rabbits, birds, and livestock. Animals that are released by their owners or are unclaimed are available for adoption.

Reporting Animal Fighting

The Humane Society offers up to a $5,000 reward for anyone who reports animal fighting. The Animal Protection Unit supports ending animal fighting in Henrico County.


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