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Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center

The Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center has begun providing local animal control services. Stray, abandoned, lost, and surrendered animals for Augusta County and the Cities of Staunton and Waynesboro will be handled by the SVASC beginning September 1, 2011.

Staunton Police Department Animal Release Policy:

1. There will be online photos to identify dogs (see below)

2. Citizens will pay fines at the Staunton Police Department

**we honor Augusta County Dog licenses and they honor ours

3. The owner must have a rabies certificate or a receipt from the treasurer's office

4. per day charges are now $15.00

5. The ASC operates on Waynesboro City holidays

6. animals WILL NOT be released by patrol after hours unless the shelter will be closed for more than one day, i.e. Sundays and Holidays

7. Normally, after hours, when dispatch collects fees, they will advise the owner to go to the shelter the next day.

8. If an owner refuses to pay fees or provide documentation, they will be referred to an Animal Control Officer.



Animal Shelter NetIf you have a lost or missing pet, please check the Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center website on a regular basis.  Go to and use the Stray Search link.  Photos and information are updated as animals are brought into the facility.  

To have stray animals taken into care as needed, residents of the three localities will need to call their local Animal Control Services.

  • Residents of Staunton should call:  540.332.3842   
  • Residents of Augusta County should call: 540.245.5635  For more information check  
  • Residents of Waynesboro should call: 540.942.6701 For more information check

Local animal control services will be available in Staunton and Waynesboro 24 hours a day 7 days a week to assist residents.  In Augusta County only emergency calls will receive response after 7:00 pm – non-emergency calls will be responded to the next day.

If a resident of any locality desires to take an animal directly to the Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center, they may do so between the hours of 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and from 11:00 am until 6:30 pm on Wednesday. The SVASC is located at 1001 Mount Torrey Road, Lyndhurst, 540.943.5142,

The Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center is reached from I-64 at Exit 96 and going south 3.8 miles on South Delphine Avenue; that turns into Mount Torrey Road – the Animal Service Center is on the right.  You may also view a map at,  

Partners in Pet Services

Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center partners with many other pet services in the area to facilitate adoptions and rescues as well as pet health services including spaying & neutering.  Please check with our Partners in Pet Services Page to find the services you may need. 

Animal Shelter NetAnimals in the care of the Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center that are not selected by the groups that facilitate adoptions will be offered for direct adoption at the Center.  Check out the Adoptable Animals here.





The Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center needs your support. 

Donations of the following items would be of great help to the Center:

Laundry Detergent (any brand) for high efficiency washers


Newspapers (without inserts)


Blankets / Old Bedspreads

Office Supplies

Canned Dog and Cat Food

KMR Canned Milk for Kittens

Kitty Litter

Purina Kitten Chow

Grooming brushes / Other grooming items

Adams Flea spray

Rugs / Carpet Remnants

Dog and Cat toys

Dog and Cat treats

Dog and Cat dry food

Stainless Steel Food Bowls


Call 540.943.5142 if you have any questions about supporting or donating to the S.V.A.S.C.

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