RCACP - Regional Center for Animal Control and Protection - Roanoke, Va Area
This is the only official website for the Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection
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
What you should know before your adopt.
Every third Friday and Saturday, RCACP will be reducing the adoption fees on our longterm residents. You can name your own price for animals who have been in the shelter 45 days or longer.
Check out our new Adoption Application. Our fee schedule can be found here. Animals adopted out of state must be "adoption ready."
Pet owners do not always reclaim their pets, so RCACP will accept adoption applications during the stray hold period. Adoptions are performed in the order of first approved application.
Check out our Lost & Found Community Bulletin Board
Has your pet strayed away from home? Post a notice on our new Lost & Found Community Bulletin Board and increase the chances of finding your pet.
Has someone's lost pet taken up residence in your back yard? Post a notice on our Bulletin Board and help him get back home again. more >
The financial operation of RCACP is overseen by an advisory committee, consisting of representatives from the four municipalities served by the Regional Center. A list of members of the advisory board can be found by clicking here.
The Executive Committee oversees the operations of RCACP. Minutes of previous meetings of the Executive Committee may be viewed by clicking the links below:
July 2016 *
August 2016 - Special Meeting Report, Slides
* Minutes are not yet available.
Notice of next scheduled executive committe meetings can be found here: Public Notice Flyer.
Please join our staff as a volunteer. Volunteer orientation is the third Thursday at 4 PM and third Saturday at 11 AM every month. On the third Saturday at 10 AM is a volunteer meeting to stay current on activies affecting volunteers, all volunteers are welcome. Please call 540-344-4922 ext. 300 for more information.