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Louisa County Animal Shelter
17 Sacred Heart Ave
Mineral, VA 23117

(540) 894-4219 or (540) 967-3477
Shelter Hours - Tuesday through Saturday 10AM till 3PM
Shelter is no longer open on Mondays.

Is it time you - or your children--had a pet?
These have good homes already...
but the Animal Shelter has many more that are just as lovable!
Mission Statement
The Louisa County Animal Shelter operates under guidelines from the Commonwealth of Virginia to temporarily house stray or injured animals, provide for adoption of as many animals as possible and to humanely euthanize unwanted animals. The Shelter strives to encourage, promote, and preserve responsible pet ownership and to prevent any form of cruelty to animals.

The Animal Shelter is staffed by two Shelter Attendants and two Animal Control Officers. Volunteers are a vital part of the daily operation of the Shelter.
Adopt a pet!
Volunteers Needed!
MUST BE: Over 18 years old
Mature 13--17 years old are welcome ONLY on Saturdays with a parent or guardian willing to supervise.

Willing to work hard while at the shelter.
Willing to clean as directed.
Willing to get along well with people in charge, other
volunteers, and the public.
Dependable come when you say you will.

MUST NOT BE: Afraid of either dogs or cats.
Afraid of getting dirty from the animals.
Afraid of seeing injured or sick animals.
MUST: Understand the importance of spaying and neutering and responsible animal ownership.
Understand the Shelter phone is for business use only.
Volunteer Responsibilities:
  • Cleaning cat and dog cages
  • Scooping cat litter boxes
  • Washing food & water dishes, litter boxes, and of course puppies and dogs
  • Walking puppies and dogs
  • Treating all animals HUMANELY
Adoption Fees: $20 for dogs and puppies; $10 for cats and kittens.
Adopters are responsible for the cost of all necessary shots plus spaying or neutering.
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