Animal control officers to go door-door to make sure dog owners have paid their license fees

San Gabriel Valley Tribune – by Stephanie K. Baer

Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control officials will begin canvassing West Covina residences early next month to check compliance with rabies vaccinations and dog licensing requirements.

The campaign is one of several measures aimed at increasing revenue for the city this year. Pet owners are required to pay licensing fees of $60 per dog to the city, according to a city statement. Fees for spayed or neutered dogs are $22 or $10 for dogs belonging to senior citizens. Disabled veterans are required to pay a reduced fee of $10 for spayed or neutered dogs.  

Residents with pets that are not in compliance will be subject to license fees and delinquency charges, including a $40 field enforcement fee, the statement said.

To help residents comply with licensing requirements, the city is hosting a low-cost vaccination clinic and licensing event from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at Cameron Park, 1305 E. Cameron Ave.

A variety of vaccinations will be available, as well as microchipping services. All dogs should be on a leash or in carriers. Cats should be in carriers.

Pet owners are encouraged to bring medical records with them if possible. Payment will be accepted via cash or credit card.

The department offers low cost vaccination clinics and low cost assistance for spay and neuter surgeries.

3 thoughts on “Animal control officers to go door-door to make sure dog owners have paid their license fees

  1. I hope not 1 person answers their door to these thieves

    This is probably a prelude to the pigs coming to shoot your unregistered property

    Maybe ,should be getting ready to plant daiseys

  2. Okay. So. These “license enforcement officers” (or whatever they are called) will get paid likely $60K per year, each, to bring in $60 per dog (or cat? Like cats needed licensing now?). so let’s do the math–since West Covina is rather large in population, and let’s say there are 10,000 unlicensed dogs in West Covina. So, they will make $600K to license those 10,000 dogs (but since some of those dogs belong to disabled vets or old folks or some of them are spayed or neutered….) so let’s take that into consideration and say they make $400K or less on the licensing, and another $400K on the vaccinations. That is $800K West Covina makes–when they have to pay out likely over a million to all of these “control” officers? (Assuming West Covina is a large as I think it is) In other words, this nonsense isn’t even cost effective!

    Sorry, but this isn’t all about the money, and I don’t care what “revenuers” say it is–it is about control! And yes, it is about allowing psychopath cops to murder innocent dogs and cats as well.

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