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The first thing to do is talk with the neighbor who owns the dog. They may not be aware that their dogs are barking during certain hours, or that it is a disturbance. If the barking does not cease, animal services can visit the owner and advise them of the City's Ordinances against noise disturbances and legal actions that will be taken if it does not cease. It is helpful if you have made a log of the time of day when the dogs are especially noisy. We asked that if you are having a problem with a neighbor's dog still after speaking to them please contact an Animal Control Officer at 804-541-2204.
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For any incidents of aggressive and/or at-large animals, or if an animal is believed to be a victim of cruelty, but these situations are non-life-threatening, please call the Animal Services Unit. For all life-threatening situations, please call the Hopewell Police non-emergency number at 804-541-2275.
Yes. Residents of the city of Hopewell can turn in their animals Monday through Friday by appointment only. Owners of any animal being turned in are asked to provide vet records of the animal(s). Owners are also asked to bring a current identification showing proof of residence in the City of Hopewell.
Dogs and cats at the age of 4 months old are required to be vaccinated against rabies. A rabies shot can be given by any licensed veterinarian.
An animal's first rabies shot is good for 1 year. After the animal has received a 2nd-year shot, it will be valid for 3 years.
Yes. Cats and dogs are required to be registered with the City of Hopewell at the age of 4 months old.
This service is available at the City Treasurer’s Officer at:300 N. Main StreetHopewell, VA 23860
You will have to provide a copy of your rabies certificate to the Treasurer.
The cost is $3 per year for animal(s) that are fixed and $8 per year for animal(s) that are not fixed. Lifetime animal license/city tag for fixed animals is $10; not fixed is $20.
For more information, see our New Animal Licenses Fees (PDF).
Yes. If a dog is running loose off of its property and/or not under the immediate control of the owner, then it is considered to be at large.
You may have 3 dogs 4 months and older and/or 4 cats 4 months and older.
City of Hopewell300 N Main StreetHopewell, VA 23860Phone: 804-541-2200