Animal Control

Mr. Danny Shumaker
Animal Control Officer

Mr. Maurice Jones
Assistant Animal Control Officer

The Animal Control Officers (ACO's) are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

To reach an ACO during these hours, please call (434) 969-4242.

The ACO's are on call for EMERGENCIES ONLY all other times. 

An emergency consists of animals destroying property, attacking humans or other companion animals, and other severe, life-threatening circumstances. 

To contact an ACO after regular working hours, contact the Buckingham County Sheriff's Office at (434) 969-1772, and a dispatcher will contact the ACO on duty.  

Please note, ACO officers only respond to domestic animal calls.

Should you have encounters or questions about wild game, contact the Sheriff's Office at (434) 969-1772 and a dispatcher will get you in touch with a game warden.