Cruelty to Animals is a Misdemeanor.

It is the duty of each owner to provide for each pet or agricultural animal:

  • Adequate food and water.
  • Adequate shelter. Outside dogs must be provided a dog house.
  • Adequate space in the animal's enclosure for the type and size of the animal.
  • Veterinary care when it is needed and to prevent suffering.
  • Humane care and treatment.

Do not hesitate to report any violation -- a mistreated animal deserves your help. Please call Animal Control at (804) 991-3200; if there is no answer and it is an emergency, please call Prince George Police at (804) 733-2770.