Animal Control

Animal Control enforces city animal-related ordinances, as well as applicable state ordinances; educates citizens on responsible pet ownership; issues summonses for ordinance violations, secures warrants and can impound and seize animals.

Animal control officers investigate complaints of animal cruelty, neglect, inadequate care, animal exposures, vicious animals, sick or injured animals and strays. They also educate citizens about wildlife concerns and remove dead animals from city streets. What to do if you are bitten by an animal.

To report a problem, make a complaint or to speak to an animal control officer, call (757) 727-6111.
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  1. A few tips for keeping our children safe in Hampton on Halloween

    Oct. 18, 2017 - Halloween is around the corner - Tuesday, Oct. 31 - and residents are reminded that the official hours for trick-or-treating are dusk to 8 p.m. for kids 12 and younger. Read on...
  2. For The Record: Home elevation program can help stop repeat flood insurance claims

    Oct. 17, 2017 - Hampton has been awarded more than $11 million dollars over the past five years from the federal and state governments to help homeowners elevate homes that have seen repeated flooding and are expected to see more in the future.
  3. Turn in your expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, Oct. 28

    Oct. 17, 2017 - Turn in your unused or expired medication on Saturday, Oct 28, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., when the Hampton Sheriff's Office sponsors a prescription drug take back.

Animal Shelter 

Hampton is a partner with Newport News, Poquoson and York County in the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter. The state-of-the-art facility provides animal services needed to respond to the Peninsula's residents by rehoming surrendered or abandoned animals, reuniting lost pets with their owners, and re-educating the community on animal care issues. Check the shelter's web page, adoptable pets and Facebook page.



Backyard chickens are allowed, but you will likely need a permit


Learn more about how to keep your family and pets safe. Download information regarding coyotes.

Lost Pet 

Lost your pet? Contact the Peninsula Animal Shelter. Also, be sure to check the local paper and Craigslist under "Found Pets." 

PETA's Mobile Spay and Neuter Van 

Hampton Animal Control has partnered with PETA's SNIP Van to offer free and reduced price spay and neuter surgeries the first Thursday of the month. Priority is given to low-income residents. Call 933-8977, 8 a.m.-4 p.m . Monday through Friday. Read more about this service.