Animal control officers investigate complaints of animal cruelty, neglect, inadequate care, animal exposures, vicious animals, sick or injured animals and strays. They also educate citizens about wildlife concerns and remove dead animals from city streets. What to do if you are bitten by an animal.
To report a problem, make a complaint or to speak to an animal control officer, call (757) 727-6111.
Oct. 11, 2017 - City Council agreed to allow residents to purchase a one-time "lifetime" license for their pets, but they amended the staff proposal to create a discount for pets that have been spayed or neutered. Read on...
Oct. 12, 2017 - Monday, Oct. 16, is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 7 general election for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, House of Delegates, Hampton commonwealth's attorney, sheriff, commissioner of revenue and treasurer. Read on...
Oct.11, 2017 – When a hurricane, snowstorm or other disaster threatens, stay up-to-date with the latest local information. Read on...
Hampton is a partner with Newport News, Poquoson and York County in the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter. The state-of-the-art facility provides animal services needed to respond to the Peninsula's residents by rehoming surrendered or abandoned animals, reuniting lost pets with their owners, and re-educating the community on animal care issues. Check the shelter's web page, adoptable pets and Facebook page.
- Dogs and cats at least 4 months old must be licensed.
- Hampton offers two dog parks.
- Here is a list of the veterinary offices in Hampton, as well as nearby emergency vets.
Backyard chickens are allowed, but you will likely need a permit.
Learn more about how to keep your family and pets safe. Download information regarding coyotes.
PETA's Mobile Spay and Neuter Van
Hampton Animal Control has partnered with PETA's SNIP Van to offer free and reduced price spay and neuter surgeries the first Thursday of the month. Priority is given to low-income residents. Call 933-8977, 8 a.m.-4 p.m . Monday through Friday. Read more about this service.