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The City of Long Beach Health Officer reminds residents to vaccinate their pets and avoid contact with wild animals following confirmation of a case of rabies. The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (LBDHHS) confirmed a skunk found on Thursday, June 26, 2014 in the 90815 area of Long Beach tested positive for rabies.
Long Beach Animal Care Services (ACS) is providing veterinarian care for several dozen cats that were removed from a vacant house. Most of the cats were sick, non-responsive or underweight. Approximately half of the cats were kittens.
Long Beach Animal Care Services (LBACS) reminds residents to keep all family members, including pets, safe during high temperatures. According to Margaret Lee, Shelter Veterinarian for LBACS, families should practice a few simple tips to keep their pets healthy and safe during the heat:
Throughout the rest of August, Long Beach Animal Care Services will be distributing spay/neuter vouchers in person at the PD Pitchford Companion Animal Village.
Animal Care Services usually offers a limited number of vouchers on the first Thursday of the month; however, thanks to the generous support of our community the program has been increased this month and vouchers are being offered each day Animal Care Services is open in August.
During the holiday season extra help is needed for thousands of abused and abandoned animals in the care of animal shelters and rescues. “Operation Santa Paws” — part of Justin Rudd’s Long Beach-based nonprofit 501c3 Community Action Team (CAT) — is helping by spearheading its 12th-annual canine and feline toy/treat drive to benefit less-fortunate pets this season.
Now through December 23, 2012, members of the community can receive discounts for adopting pets that are traditionally hard to place. Long Beach Animal Care Services is participating in the Found Animal Foundation’s “12 Pets of Christmas” discount pet adoption program, which seeks to increase adoptions and reduce euthanasia among pets that are hard to place and often overlooked in shelters.
The City of Long Beach is partnering with the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association (SCVMA) to offer free and discounted rabies vaccinations to dogs and cats in recognition of World Rabies Day. The first 25 licensed dogs or cats to arrive at the event between 10 AM and 12 PM on Friday, September 28 will receive a free rabies vaccination.
spcaLA’s P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center and Long Beach Animal Care Services are teaming up for March Madness, a cats and kittens adoption event.
Tip-off is March 3rd and will feature two feline adoption specials:
Double Dribble: Adopt a team of two for $105.
Bats looking for protection from the cold are increasingly active throughout Southern California.
A dead bat which tested positive for rabies was found recently in the downtown area of Long Beach and the Health Department is warning everyone not to handle bats and other wildlife.
Photo by Daan Franken
Long Beach Animal Care Services (LBACS) reminds residents to keep the Thanksgiving holiday fun and safe for all family members, including pets. According to Margaret Lee, Shelter Veterinarian for LBACS, families should practice a few simple tips to keep their pets healthy and safe over Thanksgiving: