Department of Animal Care and Control officers are planning to conduct field licensing enforcement in the unincorporated areas of Valencia, Saugus and Canyon Country beginning Aug. 20.
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The specific areas include zip codes 91354, 91350, 91390, 91351 and 91387.
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 over the age of four months be vaccinated against rabies and be licensed. In addition to dogs, the County of Los Angeles requires that all cats over the age of four months be vaccinated against rabies and 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.
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Pet owners can secure a new animal license by printing the application online at or by visiting the local Los Angeles County animal care center.
Owners of pets whose license is not delinquent can simply renew theirs at our website.
DACC offers low-cost microchip clinics at $15, which includes an AVID registration and low-cost assistance for individuals who qualify for spay and neuter surgeries.
Please visit the website or stop by the local Los Angeles County animal care center for more information about these services.
Source: Santa Clarita News