Humane Society of Fairfax County


The mission of the Humane Society of Fairfax County, Inc. is to promote humane education; to prevent all forms of cruelty to animals, both domestic and wild, by every legitimate means; and to assist the community with all matters pertaining to the welfare of animals.

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We have tried to inform the public that all animals, regardless of species, feel pain, suffer, and need and deserve humane care and treatment. And no matter how controversial the subject, we will not exclude any living creature from our efforts. We take great pride in knowing you can depend on us to defend the rights of all animals, and we are also proud to say we are not just a "cat and dog" group. 

In addition, several major legislative issues have been enacted because of our dedication to animal causes. We are responsible for better anti-cruelty laws, the enforcement of veterinarian attendance at horse shows, animals in shelters humanely euthanized instead of being sold to research labds, the requirement that baby ducks and chicks be sold in lots of 6 to preclude impulse buying at Easter time. Rodeos and their cruel tactics have been literally run out of town, pet store standards have been established to protect the consumer and guarantee humane care for "puppy mill" puppies, the enforcement of cats considered as companion animals and therefore receiving the same protection of dogs, numerous stores clearing their shelves of cruel glue traps, bone-crushing leg-hold traps, and cosmetics manufactured by companies using animals in needless research. We have also spayed and neutered thousands of animals in an effort to stem the pet overpopulation problems, successfully prosecuted hundreds of cruelty and neglect cases and sponsored tattoo and rabies clinics. Recently, in February 2014, we provided support and endorsement of Fairfax City's plan to conduct a research project to manage the deer population through humane sterilization. We are hopeful that this will be a model that will be replicated throughout our state, and we are proud to have had the opportunity to assist in the success of this mission. 

Whenever or wherever an animal's welfare is at stake, you can count on a representative of the Humane Society of Fairfax County to be there to voice our opinion and to speak for the animals. 

Many of our goals have been reached, and we are proud of our accomplishments. But, there is still so much to do. Please take a moment to visit our website to discover if there is some way you can lend a hand to help us in our ongoing mission to care for homeless and abused animals. 


4057 Chain Bridge Road

Fairfax, VA 22030



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