Animal Shelter

Our Mission Statement

The Louisa County Animal Shelter operates under guidelines of the Commonwealth of Virginia providing humane sheltering, care, adoption, and redemption of stray and surrendered animals. We strive to eliminate pet overpopulation by encouraging spay/neuter of animals, increase the public awareness by educating our citizens on responsible pet ownership, and to prevent any form of animal cruelty.

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Must Be

  • Dependable, come when you say you will
  • Mature 13 to 17 years old are welcome only on Saturdays with a parent or guardian willing to supervise
  • Over 18 years old
  • Understand the Shelter phone is for business use only
  • Willing to clean as directed
  • Willing to get along well with people in charge, other volunteers, and the public
  • Willing to understand the importance of spaying and neutering and responsible animal ownership
  • Willing to work hard while at the shelter

Must Not Be

  • Afraid of either dogs or cats
  • Afraid of getting dirty from the animals
  • Afraid of seeing injured or sick animals


Volunteer Responsibilities

  • Cleaning cat and dog cages
  • Scooping cat litter boxes
  • Treating all animals humanely
  • Washing food and water dishes, litter boxes, and of course puppies and dogs
  • Walking puppies and dogs