LAKE LOS ANGELES – Officers from the Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) will be in Lake Los Angeles, beginning Wednesday, October 30, to conduct compliance canvassing efforts.
DACC officers will be checking for current rabies vaccinations and ensuring residents are in compliance with licensing requirements and the mandatory spay/neuter and microchip ordinance.
California State law requires that all dogs and cats over the age of four months be vaccinated against rabies and be licensed. Securing a dog or cat license is an important part of pet identification and can assist animal control agencies if your pet becomes lost.
Pet owners are advised to be in compliance with mandatory licensing, spay/neuter and microchip ordinances if they reside in any unincorporated area of Los Angeles County (or in any of the 52 contract cities which have adopted the County’s 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 pet.
You can secure a new animal license by printing the online application at www.animalcare.lacounty.gov, or by visiting your local L.A. County animal care center. You can also renew your pet license online if it is not already delinquent.
The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control offers low-cost vaccination and microchips clinics (microchips now cost $15, which includes AVID registration). There is financial assistance available for spay and neuter surgeries to individuals who qualify. Visit the DACC website at www.animalcare.lacounty.gov or stop by your local L.A. County animal care center for more information about these services.
(Information via press release from Los Angeles County.)