Animal cruelty and neglect are serious criminal offenses.

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

  • Adequate food and water
  • Adequate shelter
  • 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. Animals cannot speak for themselves. If you suspect or witness animal cruelty or neglect, please contact Prince George County Animal Services at (804) 991-3200. If there is no answer and it is an emergency, please call Prince George County Police at (804) 733-2770.