RCACP - Regional Center for Animal Control and Protection - Roanoke, Va Area

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This is the only official website for the Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection


Search Our Database of Animals in the Shelter


Use the above link to seach our database for stray animals, animals available for adoption and animals needing rescue.  See below for our adoption application and fee schedule.

Mission of RCACP

To provide temporary shelter for stray, abandoned, and surrendered animals to return them to their owners or find them permanent suitable new homes.  To provide cost effective sheltering through a regional partnership to insure the highest live release rate practical for our community.



The Regional Center receives stray and owner relinquished animals from Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Botetourt County and the Town of Vinton.

The Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection serves the City of Roanoke, the Counties of Botetourt and Roanoke, and the Town of Vinton, and is an “open intake facility”.  The Regional Center primarily handles stray animals picked up by the Animal Control Officers employed by the municipalities, but also accepts strays found, and animals owned, by citizens of the municipalities.  Each year the Regional Center receives between 5,000 and 6,500 animals. more >

Click below for more info on the localities. To contact animal control officers for your area, click on the link to the appropriate police department for your area.
City of Roanoke             City of Roanoke Police
Roanoke County
            Roanoke County Police
Botetourt County
           Botetourt County Sheriff
Town of Vinton
              Town of Vinton Police


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Regional Center for Animal Care & Protection

1510 Baldwin Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24012
Phone: (540) 344-4922

Hours of Operation:

Mon - Sat 11:30 AM - 6 PM


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