City uses flyers, signs to recruit residents in campaign to educate pet owners

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Animal control officials hope residents will download the free flyers and signs to spread the word on pet laws in Long Beach.

Last year, Animal Care Services completed over 24,000 animal-related calls for service ranging from stray dogs to barking complaints. This year, the City of Long Beach agency will enlist residents and neighborhood associations to email, download, print, and distribute information about making their community safer.

“Animal problems begin and end with people”, says Ronald R. Arias, Director of the Health & Human Services Department, “engaging the community is critical to making neighborhoods safer for people and animals.”

Common neighborhood issues include:

  • Barking
  • Off-Leash
  • Defecation
  • Responsible Pet Ownership
  • Urban Wildlife

Resources highlight local pet laws and fines, often providing preventative strategies or a simple description of the complaint process. Residents are encouraged to print and distribute flyers to neighbors, or post signage on their own property.

Flyers and signs detailing the 15 most common animal-related issues are now available at: Web resources are available 24-hours a day.

Animal Care Services is open to the public Wednesday through Friday, from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Village is closed on Monday, Tuesday and all holidays. A full listing of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers regarding this program is posted online. For further information regarding Animal Care Services or to receive tips on responsible pet ownership, please call 570-PETS (7387) or visit

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