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Animal Control

"To serve and protect the public and promote a safer community through responsible animal ownership and humane care."

The Middlesex County Animal Control Officer is Richard Warren. Animal Control is responsible for maintaining proper humane care and treatment of all animals within the County while supporting all other local and state public safety and health agencies. Our goal is to protect the citizens of Middlesex and the Town of Urbanna, their pets, livestock, and the surrounding wildlife.

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Richard Warren
Animal Control Officer

Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Animal Shelter
2840 General Puller Hwy.
Saluda, VA. 23149

Phone: 804-758-2779
Fax: 804-758-5293

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The normal hours of operation are Monday - Friday 7:30 AM until 3:30 PM. Animal Control  will respond to emergencies after normal duty hours, week-ends or Holidays. The following situations would constitute an emergency;

1. Animal threatening bodily harm

2. Livestock or poultry kills

3. Injured animals

4. Animal Bite to a person

5. Possible rabid animal

In the event of an emergency, please call (804) 758-2779.

Staff Listing





Richard Warren
Chief Animal Control Officer

(804) 758-2779

(804) 758-5293

Ruth Williams
Shelter Manager

(804) 815-1268

(804) 758-5293

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