Animal Control Division

Louisa County Sheriff's Office, Animal Control Officers (ACOs) are employed by the Sheriff's Office to enforce all state laws and county ordinances for the protection of domestic and agricultural animals.


An ACO receives training governed by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) and the State Veterinarian Office.

The primary function of a Louisa County Sheriff's Office Animal Control Officer is to help protect county residents and their pets, and doing this while dealing with pets and animals as humanely as possible.