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Dog Licensing Canvassing Efforts to Begin

Post Date:08/08/2017

WEST COVINA, CA, August 8, 2017 – Officers from the Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) will be in the City of West Covina beginning September 2, 2017, checking for current rabies vaccinations and ensuring residents are in compliance with licensing requirements. Securing a dog license is an important part of identification and can assist animal control agencies if your pet becomes lost.

Pet owners are advised to be in compliance with licensing requirements.  The licensing fees for pets for City residents are as follows: 

  • Unaltered dog - $60
  • Altered dog - $22
  • Altered dog belonging to a senior citizen (60+)- $10 West Covina’s seniors are allowed to license an altered pet at the senior rate (limited to one (1) per household).
  • Disabled Veteran dog - $10 Proof of spay/neuter required in addition to proof of military service related disability.
  • Penalty fee - Equal to the license fee, except senior citizen penalty is half of the license fee.

Residents with pets that are not in compliance will be subject to license fees and delinquency charges, including a $40 field enforcement fee, to offset the cost of DACC’s field services. In order to avoid penalties, be sure to license your dog now.  Cat licenses are optional but encouraged. 

To help residents come into compliance, the City of West Covina is hosting a low-cost vaccination clinic and licensing event on Sunday, August 27th from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Cameron Park located at 1305 E. Cameron Avenue in West Covina.  A variety of vaccinations will be available as well as microchipping services.  All dogs should be brought on leash or carrier and all cats in carriers.  Bring medical records if you have them as well.  Payment will be accepted via cash or credit card.  Pre-registration for this clinic is not required as services will be available on a first-come, first served basis.  

Vaccination and deworming pricing:

  • Rabies - $10
  • DHLPP - $14
  • Bordetella - $15
  • Roundworm - $5
  • Tapeworm - $15
  • FVRCP - $15
  • AVID microchips for dogs and cats - $15

You can also secure a new dog license by printing the application online at http://animalcare.lacounty.gov, or visiting the Baldwin Park animal care center, located at 4275 Elton Street, Baldwin Park.  If your license is not delinquent, you can also renew it online. 

DACC offers low cost vaccination clinics and low cost assistance (for individuals who qualify) for spay and neuter surgeries.  Please visit their website http://animalcare.lacounty.gov or stop by the Baldwin Park animal care center for more information about these services.

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