Director of Animal Services
James E. McGonigal (Jim)
467 Goodale Road
Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Chesterfield County Animal Control is available to county residents to pick up stray or lost dogs and/or cats. They also help handle animal nuisance complaints. If you have a dog or cat you no longer want and want to bring to the shelter you will need to bring it to the shelter during public hours.
Public Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 10:00AM - 4:00PM Wednesday 1:00PM - 4:00PM; Saturday 9:00AM - 12:00PM; Sunday 11:30AM-2:30PM Saturday and Sunday for adoptions only.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is there a humane society in the county?
A. No, We do work very closely with a few rescue groups, but there is not a humane society. We adopt out dogs and cats through the shelter and the rescue groups adopts also.
Q. What is the law regarding rabies vaccinations?
A. SC state law requires that all dogs and cats receive a rabies vaccination at the age of 16 weeks and booster yearly or every 3 years depending on the vaccine given. Chesterfield County offers rabies vaccination clinics each year. They normally place an ad in the local papers. The shots are offered at a discounted price and the clinics will be held throughout the county.
Q. Is there a leash law in our county?
A. No but some towns do have leash laws.
Q. What can I do about stray animals in my neighborhood?
A. Stray animals are a problem in Chesterfield County, when you find them in your neighborhood you have 2 (two) options;
1.) Immediately bring them to the shelter.
2.) Immediately contact the shelter and file a complaint, so Animal Control Officers can come pick them up.
Q. Does Animal Control pick up dead animals?
A. No, Animal Control does not pick up any dead animals. However the state will pick up dead animals in some instances; you can contact them at 843-623-2543.
Q. What happens when animals are brought into the shelter? A. All dogs and cats are held for 5 (five) days. This gives owners time to come and reclaim their pet. After the animal has been at the shelter for 5 (five) days, it becomes an adoptable pet and will be adopted out or taken by a rescue group to help find it a home.