There is no leash law in Franklin County, however, the animal owner is responsible to contain their animal on their property to prevent it from running at large. You can contact the Magistrate's Office at 540-483-3076 and acquire a nuisance warrant.
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Contact your neighbors to see if they know the ownership of the animal. If no success, contact us at 540-483-7440, and we will come pick up the stray animal.
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We do not capture or pick up cats at this time. We do have loaner traps for residents to use in a timely manner. The shelter will accept cats from County residents during our operating hours of:Tuesday through FridayNoon to 4 pm
Saturday10 am to Noon
No. If you have questions or encounter a wild animal, use precaution and contact the Virginia Game Warden at 540-483-3077.