| City Partners with County for Animal Care and Control Canvassing Program

Photo Courtesy: Animal Care and Control.

The City of Santa Clarita is partnering with the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control to launch a 6-month Animal Care and Control Survey Program. City staff will go door to door to educate residents about responsible pet ownership. According to the municipal code of Santa Clarita, all dogs over four months old must be registered annually, microchipped, sterilized and vaccinated against rabies.

By licensing and microchipping your dog, you are proactively protecting him. When dogs are found and brought to a veterinary clinic or the Castaic Animal Care Center, they can easily be scanned and returned to their owners using the information programmed into the microchip. Through programs like canvassing, we can help protect our four-legged family members to the best of our abilities. As part of the canvassing effort, City staff will request information related to all dogs, which could include age, breed and vaccination records, among other items. All of the data received from the canvassing program will help to better promote and protect human and animal safety.

Currently, the City contracts with DACC, which protects and promotes public safety and animal care through sheltering, pet placement, education and law enforcement programs on animals. These services will continue and will not be interrupted during the door-to-door program.

For more information on pet licensing, residents can contact the city by calling the Community Preservation Hotline at (661) 286-4076 or the DACC Licensing Team at (562) 658-2019 or at [email protected]. Pet owners can purchase or renew a pet license online at any time by clicking [here].

Benjamin M. Yerger