Dogs and cats are required to be licensed and microchipped in the City of Monterey Park
Officers from the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (LACDACC) will be conducting field licensing enforcement in the City of Monterey Park beginning Wednesday, September 18, 2019.
Dogs and cats are required to be licensed and microchipped in the City of Monterey Park. Field enforcement is designed to ensure Monterey Park residents’ dogs and cats are in compliance with mandatory licensing requirements. California State law requires that all dogs over the age of four months be both vaccinated against rabies and licensed. Beginning January 1, 2014, puppies may be vaccinated at three months old, but 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 Monterey Park residents are as follows:
- Unaltered dog $60.
- Altered dog $20.
- Altered dog belonging to a senior citizen (60+) $7.50.
- Altered dog belonging to a military veteran with disabilities $7.50.
- Unaltered cat $10 (mandatory registration).
- Altered cat $5 (mandatory registration).
- Penalty fee (equal to the license fee).
Pet owners are advised to be in compliance with the city’s licensing 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 dogs and cats. You can secure a new license by printing the application online at https://animalcare.lacounty.gov/licensing/, or by visiting your local county animal care center. If your license is not delinquent, you can also renew on line.
There are six Los Angeles County Animal Care Centers: Downey, Baldwin Park, Carson, Castaic, Lancaster and Agoura Hills, plus the Antelope Valley Adoption Center in Lancaster.
For more information, please visit the LA County website at www.animalcare.lacounty.gov, or contact Monterey Park Police Department Animal Services at 626-307-1217 or www.MontereyPark.ca.gov.
Animal Services Officer William Estrada, Monterey Park Police Department