Who is responsible for enforcing wildlife related laws?

The Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries (VDGIF), recently renamed as the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (VDWR) is responsible for enforcing state laws relating to wildlife. The new name reflects the wide range of wildlife conservation responsibilities and opportunities the agency has, from hunting and fishing, to wildlife watching, public lands, boating, and outdoor recreation. If you have wildlife-related questions, contact VDWR at (804) 367-1000, and if you need to report a problem with wildlife on your property, please contact their Hotline at (855) 571-9003.

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1. Where can I purchase a dog license?
2. Are cats required to be licensed?
3. What if I or someone I know are missing a pet?
4. Does Animal Control take care of spiders, mice, lizards, or flying and buzzing insect pests?
5. What do I do if I find a dead animal?
6. What do I do if I am bitten by an animal?
7. What do I do it my pet bites someone?
8. What is rabies?
9. Can humans have rabies?
10. What can I do to help control rabies?
11. Who is responsible for enforcing wildlife related laws?
12. What if I experience nuisance wildlife at my home or in my area?
13. Is caring for injured or orphaned wildlife a good idea?