The Frederick County Animal Control officers are under the supervision of the county sheriff's department. It is their duty to enforce the Virginia comprehensive animal laws, transport stray animals in Frederick County to the animal shelter, and investigate complaints of animal cruelty and neglect. They may be reached through the sheriff's department at (540) 662-6162. Each year, unwanted animals are destroyed at shelters and humane societies. Please have your pet spayed or neutered and help prevent this tragedy.