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

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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.


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 6,000 and 7,500 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


Information Topics:

  • Adoption Information

    Cats are now available for adoption at the PetSmart store on Franklin Rd.

    Check out our new Adoption Application. Our fee schedule can be found here.

    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 new 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 >

  • Advisory Board

    The operation of the Regional Center for Animal Care & Protection is overseen by an advisory board, 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.

    Minutes of previous meetings of the Executive Committee may be viewed by clicking the links below:
    January 2014
    March 2014
    April 2014
    May 2014
    June 2014
    July 2014
    September 2014
    November 2014
    January 2015*
    March 2015*

    * Minutes are not yet available.

    Notice of scheduled executive committe meetings can be found here:  Public Notice Flyer.