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Enforcement officers will conduct field compliance

Isabell Rivera OW Contributor | 5/10/2019, midnight
Officers from the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and..

Officers from the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) will be conducting field licensing enforcement in the unincorporated area of Littlerock (zip 93543) beginning on Tuesday, May 14.

Field enforcement efforts are designed to ensure that residents’ dogs and cats are in compliance with mandatory licensing requirements, spay/neuter, and microchipping. Additionally, California law requires that all dogs over the age of four months be vaccinated against rabies and licensed. In addition, the County of Los Angeles requires the same for all cats. As of Jan. 1, 2014, puppies may be vaccinated at three months but 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 must be in compliance with licensing, spay/neuter, and microchipping if they reside in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County (as well as within cities that contract with the County and who have adopted the County’s Title 10 ordinance). Residents not in compliance will be subject to license fees, delinquency charges, and 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.

Pet owners can secure a new license by printing the application online at animalcare.lacounty.gov and mailing it to us or by visiting your local County animal care center. If their pet’s license is not delinquent, residents may also renew online at animalcare.lacounty.gov. Information on licensing fees can also be found on the website.

DACC offers low-cost vaccination/microchips clinics (microchips implantation is $7.50) and low-cost assistance (for individuals who qualify) for spay and neuter surgeries. Visit the DACC website or stop by your local County of Los Angeles animal care center for more information about these services.