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Seeing a coyote walking down a busy City street isn’t as uncommon as most would think. Recent coyote activity around Long Beach and surrounding areas gives reason for reminding residents of important safeguards to protect pet lives and property against these wild animals. For more information please visit the Long Beach Animal Care Services

LBACS App_thumb_thumb.png Animal Care Services Introduces NEW Mobile App
Local pet owners and animal lovers can now easily search for adoptable cats and dogs, find local dog parks, search impounded animals and locate emergency and after-hours veterinary facilities with the new Long Beach Animal Care Services (ACS) mobile application.  The free app includes social media feeds, videos and other services and programs from Animal Care Services.  
The App, called "
Long Beach Animal Care Services," is available on iTunes and Google Play

Concerned about wild animals, including coyotes?
To find out more about skunkscoyotes , feral cats and information for pet owners, including information about wild animals in Signal Hill, please select the highlighted item.  You can also view a recent presentation from Long Beach Animal Control regarding coyotes.

Here are some additional resources online:
• Wildlife Page: www.longbeach.gov/acs/wildlife
• Online Reporting: www.longbeach.gov/acs/wildlife/coyote-report/

Low Cost Clinics 
The Long Beach Bureau of Animal Care Services (ACS) is now providing more frequent low-cost clinics to vaccinate and license your pets for a much more manageable price. Pet owners are invited to attend these clinics, which rotate throughout four Long Beach parks on the second Saturday of each month.

ACS is taking advantage of day-long rates offered by Southern California Veterinary Vaccine Clinic (SCVVC), and scheduling two clinics on the same day. A state-licensed veterinarian from SCVVC will administer vaccinations, with no reservations necessary. Visit www.longbeach.gov/acs for a full list locations, services, and pricing, which beats low-cost prices at many area pet stores.

Purchasing Dog Licenses
All dogs four months old or older are required to have a current dog license as stated in the Municipal Code. A permanent dog license tag is issued when a license is first purchased. A $5 fee is issued for replacement tags.

Signal Hill residents may purchase a dog license at the Community Services Department in City Hall:
2175 Cherry Ave.
Signal Hill, CA 90755
Or call Long Beach Animal Care Services at (562) 570-7387.

Licenses may be purchased online at www.longbeach.gov/acs/pet-laws-and-licensing/licensing/ 

Required Information
You will need to provide the following information: 
  • Certificate of sterility, if the dog has been spayed or neutered (reduces the licensing fee)
  • Current rabies inoculation certificate, good for the entire licensing period
  • History of prior licenses
  • Name, address, and phone number 
The following fees are for a dog license, which is valid for 12 months:
  • Altered - $20
  • Unaltered - $95
  • Senior discount (60 years of age or older) - $10 (one altered dog per household only)
  • Late Fee (60 days past due date) - $30

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