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City of Bristol
300 Lee Street
Bristol, VA 24201

Ph: (276) 645-7300

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Animal Control
The Bristol Virginia Police Department has one full-time Animal Control Officer. Deena Bouton has served as the city's Animal Control Officer since 2005.  Prior to coming to the BVPD, she worked as an Animal Control Officer for the City of Bristol, Tennessee.

ACO Bouton is a Certified Animal Control Officer by the Commonwealth of Virginia.  She is very diligent in the enforcement of animal control laws of the City and State and proactive in the facilitation of animal rescues.  She aids in the placement of abandoned pets to good homes when possible.  She is a member in good standing of the Virginia Animal Control Association (VACA) and the National Animal Control Association (NACA).

Reporting Animal Issues

For information on or to report animal control issues, please call one of the appropriate numbers under the "Contact Us" section to the right.  If the animal control officer is out of the office, please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

You may also email your concerns or questions to

Animal Pound & Shelter
Jones Animal Hospital
603 Volunteer Parkway
Bristol, TN 37620

Ph: (423) 968-7011

(Hours vary)

Bristol Virginia Animal Control Officer
501 Scott St.
Bristol, VA 24201

Ph: (276) 645-3714
Fx: (276) 645-7405

Animal Emergencies
Ph: (276) 645-7400