The Fredericksburg Animal Shelter's mission is to serve as an active animal control resource in the City of Fredericksburg by:
Enforcing animal control ordinances.
Finding homes and providing temporary shelter for abandoned and unwanted animals.
Promoting spaying and neutering of dogs and cats.
Educating the community on responsible animal care.
Helping prevent cruelty to animals.
The Animal Shelter in Fredericksburg is responsible for enforcing animal control laws and taking in lost, stray, and owner-surrendered dogs and cats. It is run and funded by the City of Fredericksburg under the jurisdiction of the Fredericksburg Police Department. Our shelter is committed to being a minimum-kill shelter. Stray dogs and cats must be kept for at least 4 days, after which, if unclaimed, they become the property of the City of Fredericksburg. Once 4 days have passed, the animals are evaluated and put up for adoption. During this time, we work towards socializing cats and starting dogs on an obedience program as time allows.
Fredericksburg is currently facing a growing problem with stray and feral cats. We are working hard to control this overpopulation, but we need your help as responsible pet owners. Please spay and neuter your cats and dogs to prevent the problem from getting worse.
If you're interested in finding missing animals or adopting one, you can visit our Facebook page.