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Our Mission
We are committed to public safety and animal protection through sheltering, adoption programs, education, and animal law enforcement.
Our Purpose
Our purpose is to provide responsible, effective, and quality animal care and control services that protect public and animal safety.
Our Philosophy
Our philosophy is to promote responsible pet ownership and provide care of all animals with a commitment to professionalism, integrity, and compassion.
Responsibilities and Services
The IOWSO Animal Services Division responds to calls regarding stray and injured animals. We also handle calls regarding livestock.


Physical Location:
13044 Poor House Rd.
Windsor, VA 23487

Mailing Address:
PO Box 80
Isle of Wight, VA 23397

Operating hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. by appointment only.
You may contact Animal Services at 365-6318 fore more information on how to adopt or surrender.
If you are in need of an animal control officer, please call our dispatch department at 357-2151.
*Please note that when you call the number above you will be taken directly to dispatch. Please inform dispatch of any services related calls or complaints. For any other questions regarding adoptions, business hours, or any other shelter related information; please advise dispatch that you need to be transferred directly to the Animal Shelter.

Shelter’s Direct Email:   (Please use this email to send general comments, suggestions, concerns and/or photos.)

Chief R. Richards:

Officer C. Crowder:
"I have been working for Isle of Wight since 2016.  My favorite part of my job is knowing I am doing what I can to give these animals a second chance at finding a good home. I also enjoy being able to cover all aspects of helping this facility grow. I currently have three dogs of my own, all of which have been adopted from IOWCAS. I have owned animals all of my life and will continue to open my heart and home to those in need. Thank you for letting me serve you, Isle of Wight County."

Officer A. Griffith:
"I have been an Animal Control Officer since June 2019. I am truly blessed to be a part of the Isle of Wight County family. I have a huge passion for helping all animals domestic and wild. I enjoy working with citizens to help keep everyone safe and educated. What I love most about my job is seeing animals reunited with their families or getting adopted."

Officer C. Lackey:

C. Estes, Kennel Attendant:
T. Hatfield, Kennel Attendant:

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