Field Licensing Enforcement will begin

By City of Walnut

Officers from the Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) will be conducting field licensing enforcement in the City of Walnut beginning on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Field enforcement efforts are designed to ensure those residents’ dogs and cats are in compliance with licensing requirements and the mandatory spay/neuter. California State law requires that all dogs over the age of four months be vaccinated against rabies and be licensed. In addition to dogs, the County of Los Angeles and the City of Walnut require that all cats over the age of four months be vaccinated against rabies and licensed. Beginning January 1, 2014, puppies may be vaccinated at three months old, but still are not required to be vaccinated until four months of age. Securing a dog or cat license is essential to assisting animal control agencies if a pet becomes lost.

The licensing fees for City residents are as follows:

  • Unaltered dog – $72.00
  • Altered dog – $27.00
  • Altered dog belonging to a senior citizen (60+) – $9.50
  • Altered dog belonging to a disabled military veteran – $7.50
  • Unaltered cat – $10
  • Altered cat – $5
  • Penalty fee – Equal to the license fee

Pet owners are advised to be in compliance with licensing and the mandatory spay/neuter and microchip ordinance. Residents not in compliance will be subject to license fees and delinquency charges, including a $40 field enforcement fee, to offset the cost of the Department’s field services. In order to avoid penalties, be sure to license your dog. You can secure a new dog license by printing the application online at http://www.animalcare.lacounty.gov, or visiting your local County animal care center. If your license is not delinquent, you can also renew it through the Internet. DACC offers low cost vaccination clinics and low cost assistance (for individuals who qualify) for spay and neuter surgeries. Please visit our website http://www.animalcare.lacounty.gov or stop by your local County animal care center for more information about these services.