The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and Castaic Animal Care Center may receive funding for DUI patrols and "meet and greet" yard improvements, respectively. The county board will vote on whether to approve the funds at their Tuesday meeting.
Four new trailers donated to the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control will better equip staff to transport animals and house them during an emergency. The Castaic Animal Care Center received one of the trailers.
Another rabid bat was discovered in the Santa Clarita Valley, this time by a family dog. The dog is now being quarantined, and all local pet owners are reminded to vaccinate their animals and to beware of bats acting strangely.
The first rabid bat in our area was found in Stevenson Ranch this May. Know the signs of rabies and avoid approaching or touching any bat acting strangely or flying during the day time. Seek immediate medical attention if bitten.
The woman who was found being mauled by dogs in Littlerock, Antelope Valley on Thursday, May 9 has been identified as 63-year-old Pamela Marie Devitt. The L.A. County Department of Animal Care and Control has taken eight dogs into its possession.