Enforcement Officers to Conduct Compliance
Field Licensing Efforts in Unincorporated East Los Angeles
Officers from the Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) will be conducting field licensing enforcement in the unincorporated areas of East Los Angeles (zip code 90022, 90023 and 90063) beginning on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Field enforcement efforts are designed to ensure that residents’ dogs and cats 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. Beginning January 1, 2014, puppies may be vaccinated at three months old, but still are not required to be vaccinated until four months of age. Securing a dog or cat license is essential to assisting animal control agencies if a pet becomes lost.
Pet 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 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 your pet is licensed. You can secure a new animal license by printing the application online at www.animalcare.lacounty.gov, or by visiting your local Los Angeles County animal care center. Owners of pets whose license is not delinquent can simply renew theirs at our website: www.animalcare.lacounty.gov .
DACC offers low-cost vaccination/microchips clinics (microchips are now $15, which includes an AVID registration) and low-cost assistance (for individuals who qualify) for spay and neuter surgeries. Please visit our website or stop by your local Los Angeles County animal care center for more information about these services.