Finding lost pets in Long Beach just got easier
2009-11-18 · By Editor
Every sixty minutes, information about lost and stray pets is updated at www.petharbor.com. Another tool for improving the number of Long Beach animals returned to owners, Pet Harbor updates impound information to the web every hour and links residents to thousands of kennels across the region with the click of the mouse. Each year over 11,500 animals are impounded at Animal Care Services.
“We are constantly looking for ways to connect residents with their animals,” says Ronald R. Arias, Health and Human Services Department Head, “Pet Harbor updates information every hour so that people don’t have to wait an entire day to find information about their pets.”
The website now links directly to the city’s dispatch, kennel and licensing database and is one part of the strategy for making the City of Long Beach the safest large city in California for people and pets.
The new Animal Care Services website, which includes over 50 of the most frequently asked questions and over 100 pages of content about responsible pet ownership and local animal laws, also includes new drop-down features that help pet owners find the information they need.
Residents are still encouraged to call 9-1-1 in the event of an animal emergency. For regular business or calls for service, please contact Animal Care Services by phone (562) 570-PETS (7387) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Animal Village is open to the public Wednesday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Village is closed on Monday, Tuesday and all holidays.
The vision of Animal Care Services is to become the safest large city in California for people and pets. For further information regarding Animal Care Services or to receive tips about responsible pet ownership, call 570-PETS (7387) or visit www.longbeach.gov/acs. (Note: after-hours emergency phone calls for Animal Care Services are automatically transferred to the Fire Department for dispatch service).
City of Long Beach Animal Care Services is located at 7700 E. Spring Street, Long Beach, CA 90815. Contact Animal Services by email at email@example.com, or call (562) 570-PETS (7387).