City of Lynwood, Public Relations Department
(310) 603-0220 ext. 502
Animal License Canvassing
Efforts Begin in City of Lynwood
LYNWOOD, CA – Officers from the
County of Los Angeles’ Department of Animal Control will begin canvassing the
Lynwood vicinity on Nov. 14, to ensure residents are in compliance with
licensing requirements for their cats and dogs.
Pet owners are advised to be in compliance with
licensing, along with keeping their pets’ vaccinations up to date, and with
micro-chipping. Residents who are not in compliance with animal control laws will
be subject to license fees and delinquency charges.
“These canvassing efforts take place every year to
make sure that pet owners are responsible pet owners,” said J.D. Whitaker, the
City of Lynwood’s Parking Control Manager, who also undertakes minor animal
control enforcement roles.
The Parking Control Department isn’t just a parking
control department, Whitaker said.
“We want to make sure pet owners are responsible
for their pets,” Whitaker said. “It isn’t easy having to deal with animal
calls. Often times, we respond to calls about dead animals. We get calls on
stray dogs and stray cats, or about people dumping entire litters into the
large trash bins. We get to deal with all of that, so it’s important to the
City that pet owners spay and neuter their pets, and to have them microchipped,
so that when they get lost, they can find them. If you’re going to be a pet
owner, then it’s our job to make sure you’re a responsible pet owner.”
Citizens, 60 years and older, pay $7.50 per license.
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