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The Division of Animal Control of the Washington County Sheriff's Office oversees the enforcement of County ordinances and laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia pertaining to the control of domesticated animals and the operation of the C. C. Porter Animal Shelter. The Division of Animal Control is staffed by Animal Control Officers who are also Deputy Sheriffs within the Washington County Sheriff's Office.  The shelter supervisor oversees the shelter operations. Please click the links on the left of this page for access to information concerning the Division of Animal Control's Adoption Program, Adoption Agreement information, and Animal Control forms.


Tuesday & Wednesday OPEN 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Thursday OPEN 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Friday OPEN 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Saturday (1st & 3rd Saturdays Only)
Sundays and Designated County Holidays CLOSED



The C.C. Porter Animal Shelter is located at 27252 Porter Lane, Abingdon Virginia. From I-81, take Exit 19 towards Damascus. At the red light (intersection of U.S. Routes 58 and 11), go straight one mile to the flashing caution lights (intersection of U.S. Route 58 and Watagua Road). Turn left onto Watagua Road, following until the road forks (Honey Locust Road). Bear right on Honey Locust Road, the C.C. Porter Animal Shelter is aproximately one-half mile on the left at the old County landfill (Porter Lane). (Green State road markers are located at the caution lights on U.S. Route 58.)  

Please Click here for driving directions to the C.C. Porter Animal Shelter.  

Please Click here to find out how to adopt a pet from the C.C. Porter Animal Shelter.

Phone 276-676-6210