In an effort to help pet owners during these difficult economic times, the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) is initiating an animal licensing amnesty period.

Through Oct. 31, DACC and 18 partner cities, including Palmdale, will waive late fees for residents renewing or buying a new license for their dog or cat. The move is aimed at helping pet owners who may have put off paying for their required annual pet licenses and incurred late fees.

Residents can check to see if their pet’s license is current by accessing their pet’s records on the DACC website at https://animalcare.lacounty.gov/. They can also call the department’s licensing division at (562) 345-0400 to inquire or email  licensing@animalcare.lacounty.gov.

All unincorporated Los Angeles County areas are participating in the animal licensing amnesty period. The participating cities include Agoura Hills, Hidden Hills, Palmdale, San Fernando and Santa Clarita

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