Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Altadena canvassed to ensure dogs have licenses/vaccinations


Date:  October 26, 2010

Contact:  Evelina Villa, (562) 256-1364


Animal License Canvassing Efforts in
Unincorporated Altadena



          Officers from the Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) are currently in the unincorporated areas of Altadena checking for current rabies vaccinations, ensuring residents are in compliance with licensing requirements as well as the mandatory spay/neuter and microchip ordinance. Not only does California State law require that all dogs over the age of four months be vaccinated against rabies and be licensed, but  securing a dog license is an important part of identification and can help if your pet becomes lost. 

Dog owners are advised to be in compliance with licensing and the mandatory spay/neuter and microchip ordinance if they reside in any unincorporated area of Los Angeles County (or contract city that has adopted the ordinance). Residents not in compliance will be subject to license fees and delinquency charges, including a $40 field enforcement fee, to offset the cost of the Department’s field services. In order to avoid penalties, be sure to license your dog. You can secure a new dog license by printing the application online at http://animalcare.lacounty.gov, or renew your license by visiting your local shelter. If your license is not delinquent, you can also renew it online.

DACC offers low cost vaccination clinics and low cost assistance (for individuals who qualify) for spay and neuter vouchers.  Visit our website http://animalcare.lacounty.gov or stop by your local shelter for more information about these services.


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