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.