Animal Control Sweeping SGV, Penalizing Pet Owners

Animal control officers are sweeping the area and will penalize owners whose pets are not fixed or current on vaccinations and licenses.

Starting immediately county animal control officers will be sweeping the San Gabriel Valley, checking to make sure that all pets have been spayed or neutered and have current vaccinations and licenses, according to a release in the San Gabriel Valley Business Journal.

According to the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control, officers will be working near Pasadena, Arcadia, Monrovia and San Gabriel. State laws requires that all dogs and cats over the age of four months be vaccinated against rabies and be licensed.

Individuals not in compliance face license fees and delinquency charges, including a $40 field enforcement fee.

Low Cost Vaccines

The Pasadena Humane Society is offering a public low cost vaccination clinic on Monday March 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Veterinarians from PHS will be on hand to administer rabies shots and other vaccines to both cats and dogs. 

Dog licenses for Arcadia, La Cañada Flintridge and San Marino will be available for purchase as well.

Find out more about the clinic here.

Do you need to get your pet updated on vaccines and licensing?

Bernard Azer March 10, 2012 at 05:51 PM
My dog is licensed and wears a tag. Short of carrying your dog's vaccination certificate, how does one prove current status? Seems unenforceable to me!
Ashley Smith May 22, 2012 at 07:04 PM
You cannot get a license (which includes a tag) without having proof of rabies vaccination. If your dog is wearing a tag, the number on the tag will be connected to your information at the local animal control agency that issued it.
John Dustin May 23, 2012 at 06:14 AM
I have one criticism of the current licensing procedure. When the City of San Marino handled it's own licensing, dog owners received a new license tag every year. Now that the city has contracted with the Pasadena Humane Society to run the licensing program dog owners only get one tag upon initial licensing. The tags are made of soft aluminium and now that my dogs have been licensed for two years their tags have severely deformed from wear and the license numbers are barely legible. For the amount of money required to license a dog, a new tag every year seems reasonable.


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