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.
Update to Hours of Operation
Beginning on October 20, 2018, the Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection will have new operating hours. The new hours will be Monday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Adoption hours will also change to Monday - Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Our new operating hours will allow residents to redeem their animals earlier in the day to open much needed space in the shelter. Scheduling adoptions later in the afternoon will allow the animals to have been cleaned, fed and walked prior to adoption activities. We are hopeful that the new hours will increase our citizens’ ability to redeem their animals earlier in the day and also create a better environment for adopters and the animals during the adoption process. If there are any questions, please contact the shelter at 344-4922 for assistance.
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
Adoption InformationDo you want to help animals on a temporary basis? You must live in the jurisdictions that we serve and not exceed your pet limit.
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."
If you wish to sponsor an adoption, please make checks payable to RCACP, or pay with cash or credit card at the facility. We cannot hold prepaid cards or hold cash.
Before you Foster
Wait Until 8 Program
The financial and administrative operation of RCACP is overseen by the Fiscal Affairs and Administrative Advisory Committee, consisting of representatives from the four municipalities served by the Regional Center. A list of members of the Committee 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:
August 2016 - Special Meeting Report, Slides
January 2019 * Minutes are not yet available.
Notice of next scheduled executive committe meetings can be found here: Public Notice Flyer | Meeting Agenda
Please join our staff as a volunteer. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 540-344-4922 ext. 300.