Officers from the Department of Animal Care and Control will be in areas of Stevenson Ranch and Kagel County July 10 checking for updated vaccinations.
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The officers will be checking for current rabies vaccinations as part of a city ordinance and licensing requirement. California state law requires that all dogs and cats at four months or older be vaccinated and licensed.
Licensing an animal can assist animal control officers and agencies in finding pets who are lost or stolen. Pet owners are advised to be in compliance with the licensing requirements and the mandatory spay and neuter and microchip ordinance. This is also a good idea for any residents in unincorporated areas in Los Angeles County.
Anyone who is not in compliance with the ordinances and requirements will be subject to fees and delinquency charges including a $40 field enforcement fee. The enforcement fee is to offset the cost the animal control department accrues for these field services.
The department asks that all pet owners be in compliance with the ordinances to avoid these fees. Pet owners can secure a new animal license by printing out an online application at www.animalcare.lacounty.gov or by visiting their local county animal care center. Licenses can also be renewed online.
The department also offers low cost vaccination and microchip clinics as well as low cost assistance spay and neuter surgeries. Microchipping is $15 and it includes registration with the program AVID.
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Source: Santa Clarita News