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Dogs To Be Checked For Licenses In Unincorporated Areas Of Valencia

chihuahuawlicenseOfficers from the Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) will be in the unincorporated areas in the vicinity of Valencia checking for current rabies vaccinations, ensuring residents are in compliance with licensing requirements as well as the mandatory spay/neuter and microchip ordinance.

California State law requires that all dogs over the age of four months be vaccinated against rabies and be licensed. Securing a dog license is an important part of identification and can assist animal control agencies 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 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 dog. You can secure a new dog license by printing the application online at http://animalcare.lacounty.gov, or visiting your local County animal care center. If your license is not delinquent, you can also renew it through the Internet.

DACC offers low cost vaccination clinics and low cost assistance (for individuals who qualify) for spay and neuter surgeries. Please visit our website http://animalcare.lacounty.gov or stop by your local County animal care center for more information about these services.

Visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CountyofLosAngelesAnimalCare.