Northumberland County Animal Shelter

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Who We Are

On November 1, 2001, the Animal Control Program for Northumberland County was placed under the direct supervision of then Northumberland County Sheriff, Wayne Middleton. Sheriff Middleton, recognizing the rural county needed assistance with adoption of animals accepted the help of volunteers, headed by Fran Warren. In October 2005 a new addition, completely funded by donations, was added to create an adoption lobby. In 2007, a second addition to add 24 kennels, quarantine rooms, and a nursery for mommies with new puppies was started. The facility also has a medical room and food storage room. This second addition, completed in 2009, was also funded completely by donations. Volunteers operate a "yard sale" in Lottsburg, VA to fund the medical needs of the animals in the shelter. The sale has been so successful it has funded new puppy crates for the smaller dogs and other animal care needs of the shelter. Under the leadership of Sheriff Doc Lyons, Manager Jon Kent & Assistant Manager Lois Ogburn the staff cleans all kennels daily. Volunteers provide all of the cat care at NCAS, walk and socialize animals, and operate the adoption events for dogs and cats.

Adopting a friend

Virginia State Law requires that all animals adopted from this facility be spayed or neutered. Other than for residents of Northumberland, Westmoreland, Richmond or Lancaster Countys, any animal adopted from this facility must be spayed or neutered before the new adopter takes possession of the animal. Arrangements for spaying or neutering can be made through the local veterinarians. No animal will be "shipped" from this shelter. You must personally visit the shelter.

Come Visit Us!

The shelter is located on State Route 360 east of Heathsville. The shelter is located on the left approximately 1 mile past Horsehead. The hours of the shelter are Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Mondays 11:00 am-2:00 pm,Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and Thursdays 11:00 am -2:00 pm. For additional information, call Jon at 804-724-0764.
Northumberland County Animal Shelter
P.O. Box 305
Heathsville, VA 22473
For additional info call Jon at:

Phone: 804-724-0764


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