Animal Protection & Services Unit

The Roanoke Police Department's Animal Protection and Services Unit is made up of seven full-time animal wardens who strive to work together with citizens of the city of Roanoke to make a difference in the animal community.  Led by Senior Warden, Theresa Jenkins, the animal wardens are fully trained to help you in all of your animal protection and services needs.  

Education and prevention are two of the main objectives of the unit.  Wardens are always here to ensure that you receive the correct information when it comes to animal welfare and pet laws.  The animal wardens are not trained to handle wildlife calls and partner with Virginia Conservation Police to make sure those incidents have an adequate response.  To reach an animal warden, call 540-853-2211.  For emergencies involving pets and other animals please call 911.