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. Top News
  1. Event to focus on animal care, laws, Animal Control and wildlife

    Jan. 14, 2019 - All things related to animals — from the care of our pets to the behavior of wildlife — will be the focus at Paws, Claws & Tails. The free Jan. 30 event will feature talks, displays and and chance to speak to experts. Read on...
  2. Hampton Health Department looks for cat that bit someone Sunday, Jan. 21

    Jan. 24, 2018 - The Hampton Health Department wants help locating a cat that bit someone on Sunday, Jan. 21. The cat was last seen in the 2800 block of Victoria Boulevard. It is described as a Himalayan male with a blue collar. Read on...
  3. A few tips from Animal Control to help keep your pet safe this summer

    Aug. 2, 2017 - It's summer, and Hampton's Animal Control has a few safety tips for pet owners.

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.

Pets

Chickens

Backyard chickens are allowed, but you will likely need a permit (PDF).

Coyotes

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

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 & 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.