Long Beach Mayor’s Pet Received First Cat License in City
2010-07-19 · By Editor
The friendly cat was adopted by Bob and Nancy Foster from Long Beach Animal Care Services in 2006. Now, with the help of the First Family of Long Beach, Noah became the first-ever feline to be registered as the City’s mandatory cat licensing requirements take effect July 16, 2010. After today, cat owners must get their companions licensed, vaccinated and spayed/neutered or face the risk of citation.
There are a number of benefits to licensing one’s pets. “Animal licenses help increase return-to-owner rates and encourage pet owners to get their animals vaccinated,” says John Keisler, Manager of Animal Care Services. “These are the best tools we have to make Long Beach safer for both people and animals.” As an added benefit to cat owners, licensing will be free initially until the City Council establishes an annual fee.
To get your animal licensed, you may visit the Shelter or on the City of Long Beach Animal Care Services website to download the application. Be sure to include:
- Proof of rabies vaccination (from a licensed veterinarian)
- Proof of sterility (spay or neuter certificate)
- Microchip number (optional)
- License fee (for dogs only)
A series of monthly low-cost microchip and pet licensing clinics will be coming to your neighborhood park very soon. Visit the City of Long Beach Animal Care Services website for a current schedule.
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. Call 570-PETS (7387) for service. Visit ACS online.