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News Image Summer Safety Tips for Pets
Long Beach Animal Care Services (LBACS) reminds residents to keep the summer months fun and safe for all family members including pets.
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News Image Skunk in Long Beach Tests Positive for Rabies;
Skunk in Long Beach Tests Positive for Rabies; First Rabid Skunk in L.A. County since 1979; Residents Reminded to Vaccinate Pets, Avoid Wild Animals   
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News Image Pet Owner Tips for the July 4th Holiday
The Fourth of July can be a frightening time for animals, with the loud sounds of firecrackers and fireworks often sending pets scurrying out of the house or yard in search of security or shelter.  Long Beach Animal Care Services reminds all animal owners that they can save themselves and their pets a tremendous amount of heartache and anxiety by following a few simple suggestions.
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News Image Fix Fest and Pet Care Expo
Pet Care Expo 10am-1pm and Fix Fest 10am-5pm this Saturday May 17 at:

SILVERADO PARK
1545 W. 31st Street
Long Beach, CA 90810

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News Image $25 Pet Adoptions this Weekend at Long Beach Animal Care Services & spcaLA
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA), Long Beach Animal Care Services, and Friends of Long Beach Animals are partnering to offer $25 pet adoptions at the spcaLA P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center (7700 E. Spring St.) in Long Beach this Saturday and Sunday, February 22nd and 23rd.

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News Image Animal Care Services Open House Saturday, February 22, 2014
The City of Long Beach Animal Care Services Bureau (ACS) invites the community to its 2014 Open House from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2014.  The animal shelter is located at 7700 E. Spring Street, Long Beach, CA 90815.  All residents, friends and guests are welcome to attend.  No RSVP is necessary.

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News Image Animal Health Advisory: Puppy importations
The Holiday season is upon us. Every year around this time, people buy puppies as gifts. As internet sales of puppies have become more popular, many of these puppies are imported from other countries. Puppy buyers may or may not be aware of the origins of their new dog.  Some websites advertise that the puppy is from a domestically bred female, when it is actually imported. 

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News Image Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Wins National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management
The City of Long Beach, Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine was awarded the 2013 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management, making Long Beach the largest city in the nation to receive a Gold Medal this year.  Long Beach previously won the Gold Medal in 1988, 1998, and 2006.
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News Image Veggie Grill Fundraiser October 10th 4pm-10pm
Take your family, the neighbors, your friends to the Veggie Grill on October 10th from 4pm-10pm for our fundraiser!  Present the attached flyer or mention the fundraiser and 50% of your food & beverage purchases will be donated to Long Beach Animal Care Services.  Thank you Veggie Grill!
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News Image Long Beach Animal Care Services Offering Spay/Neuter Vouchers in August
Throughout the month of August, Long Beach Animal Care Services will be distributing spay/neuter vouchers in person at the PD Pitchford Companion Animal Village.  Vouchers are only valid at participating veterinary clinics and will only be distributed to Long Beach residents and the Long Beach Animal Care Services contract cities of Los Alamitos, Cerritos, Seal Beach and Signal Hill. 
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News Image Long Beach Animal Care Services Provides Coyote Safety Guidelines
The City of Long Beach Animal Care Services (LBACS) would like to remind the community that they can decrease their chances of a coyote conflict and protect their pets and family by following the these guidelines.
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News Image Low Cost Clinics Saturday, July 13th
On Saturday, July 13th, Long Beach Animal Care Services will provide two low-cost vaccination and licensing clinics.  We will vaccinate any animal, regardless of where it lives, as well as selling licensing for animals residing in Long Beach, Signal Hill, Cerritos, Los Alamitos and Seal Beach.
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News Image As Summer Approaches, Don't Invite Mosquitoes to the Party
Warmer weather also creates an ideal environment for some uninvited guests - mosquitoes. With that in mind, Long Beach City Health Officer, Dr. Mitchell Kushner, is urging residents to protect themselves from mosquitoes during the upcoming warmer summer months by taking some simple precautions.
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News Image Low Cost Clinic- Saturday, June 1st at Signal Hill Hounds on the Hill
On Saturday, June 1, Long Beach Animal Care Services will provide a low-cost vaccination and licensing clinic at Signal Hill Hounds on the Hill from 11am-2pm.  We will vaccinate any animal, regardless of where it lives, as well as selling licensing for pets residing in Long Beach, Signal Hill, Cerritos, Los Alamitos and Seal Beach.
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News Image Heidi & Frank Pet Adoption Day at the P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center
Heidi & Frank Pet Adoption Day.  Save the date for the spcaLA annual tradition - enjoy booths, fun, free gifts and more while finding your new Friend for Life!  Saturday, June 8th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM at the P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center.
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News Image Pet Portait Fundraiser Saturday, May 4th 12pm-4pm

Sara Cozolino will be taking portraits of your pet on Saturday, May 4th from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM  at goFETCH 3434 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA  90807 and donating 100% of the net proceeds to Long Beach Animal Care Services.  To reserve your sitting, please e-mail info@saracozolino.com, the sessions are guaranteed to book quickly.  The money raised will be used to purchase new cameras for the shelter which will help animals be reunited or adopted faster.


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News Image Two Low Cost Clinics Today
Long Beach Animal Care Services will provide two low-cost vaccination and licensing clinics today.  We will vaccinate any animal, regardless of where it lives, as well as sell licensing for animals residing in Long Beach, Signal Hill, Cerritos, Los Alamitos and Seal Beach.
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News Image Two Low Cost Clinics Saturday, April 13
Long Beach Animal Care Services will provide two low-cost vaccination and licensing clinics on Saturday, April 13.  We will vaccinate any animal, regardless of where it lives, as well as sell licensing for animals residing in Long Beach, Signal Hill, Cerritos, Los Alamitos and Seal Beach.

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News Image Low Cost Clinics Today
Long Beach Animal Care Services will provide two low-cost vaccination and licensing clinics today.  We will vaccinate any animal, regardless of where it lives, as well as sell licensing for animals residing in Long Beach, Signal Hill, Cerritos, Los Alamitos and Seal Beach.
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News Image Low Cost Clinics Saturday, April 6th
On Saturday, April 6th, Long Beach Animal Care Services will provide two low-cost vaccination and licensing clinics.  We will vaccinate any animal, regardless of where it lives, as well as sell licensing for animals residing in Long Beach, Signal Hill, Cerritos, Los Alamitos and Seal Beach.
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News Image Animal Care and Cruelty Prevention Conference
Long Beach City Prosecutor Doug Haubert and Long Beach Animal Care Services present the Animal Care and Cruelty Prevention Conference tomorrow, March 21 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Recreation Park Community Center 4900 E 7th St. Long Beach 90804

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News Image Low-Cost Pet Clinic Saturday, March 9th
On Saturday, March 9th, Long Beach Animal Care Services will provide two low-cost vaccination and licensing clinics.  We will vaccinate any animal, regardless of where it lives, as well as selling licensing for animals residing in Long Beach, Signal Hill, Cerritos, Los Alamitos and Seal Beach.
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News Image Long Beach Heroes Finalist Darlene McInerney
Monday night our dedicated volunteer, Darlene McInerney, was honored as a finalist for Justin Rudd's Long Beach Heroes Award. Darlene won $1,000 for her work at our shelter. The award is presented annually to "unsung heroes" in the Long Beach community.

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Animal Care Services Open House on January 26
The City of Long Beach Animal Care Services Bureau invites the community to its 2013 Open House from 12 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2013.  The animal shelter is located at 7700 E. Spring Street, Long Beach, CA 90815.  All residents, friends and guests are welcome to attend.  No RSVP is necessary.

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News Image Holiday Discounts Available for Adopting Pets that are Hard to Place
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.
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News Image ACS fundraiser Car Wash
Eagle Project supporting Long Beach Animal Care Services. Raising funds for the remodel of the Surgical Room. $5.00 or any donations welcomes!
November 24th 10:00am -2:00pm At Lakewood Village Community Church.
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News Image Coyote Sightings Prompt Safety and Prevention Reminders
Seeing a coyote walking down a busy street is not as uncommon as most would think. Recent coyote activity around Southern California has given reason for reminding residents of important safeguards to protect lives and property against these wild animals.

Click here for the Coyote Iclips Video.

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News Image LOW COST PET CLINICS THIS NOVEMBER
During November, Long Beach Animal Care Services will provide three low-cost vaccination and licensing clinic for residents and pets. No reservation is necessary, but only cash is accepted for vaccinations!

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News Image Long Beach Animal Care Services Fundraiser at Veggie Grill Restaurant Wednesday, October 24
Enjoy a delicious meal and raise money for a good cause at the Long Beach Animal Care Services (ACS) fundraiser at the Veggie Grill on Wednesday, October 24 from 4-10 p.m. The Veggie Grill is located at 6451 Pacific Coast Highway in The Marketplace in Long Beach.

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News Image Pet Appreciation Fair & WALK for the Animals - Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012
The 12th Annual Pet Appreciation Fair and Walk for the Animals, presented by the Petco Foundation, will be held on Saturday, October 13 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at El Dorado East Regional Park-Archery Range, 7550 Spring St. (at the 605 freeway) in Long Beach.
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News Image New Policy Allows Restaurants with Outdoor Dining Service to Allow Pet Dogs
Dine with Your Pet Dog in Long Beach! Dogs and their owners came out to Kress Market today to celebrate dining on the outdoor patio.  This new policy, approved by the Long Beach CityCouncil, allows restaurant owners to offer patio dining experiences for people and their four-legged friends.

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News Image Free Rabies Vaccinations Offered on World Rabies Day on Friday September 28
Long Beach Department of Animal Care Services will be partnering with the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association (SCVMA) to offer rabies vaccinations in recognition of World Rabies Day. The first twenty-five licensed dogs or cats to arrive to the event between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Friday, September 28 will receive a free rabies vaccination.

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News Image Increase in rabid bats in LA County prompts health concerns
A record-high of 45 rabid bats have been confirmed in Los Angeles County this year. The Department of Public Health is reminding all residents to avoid touching any bats or wild animals.

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Prevent Flea-Borne Typhus
The City of Long Beach Health Department is alerting the public about flea-borne typhus, a disease transmitted to humans by fleas. In 2012 to date, eleven (11) cases of flea-borne typhus have been reported among Long Beach residents.
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News Image ANIMAL HEALTH UPDATE: Feline Panleukopenia Outbreak in Los Angeles County
 The Veterinary Public Health Program has been notified of more than 40
cats with confirmed cases of Panleukopenia in the areas of North
Hollywood, Porter Ranch, and Lincoln Heights.
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News Image Summer Safety Tips for Pets
Long Beach Animal Care Services (LBACS) reminds residents to keep the summer months 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 during the summer heat.

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News Image Living with Urban Coyote
Frequently Asked Questions
Preventing Coyote Conflicts 
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News Image Pet Owner Tips for the July 4th Holiday
Long Beach Animal Care Services reminds all animal owners that they can save themselves and their pets a tremendous amount of heartache and anxiety by following a few simple suggestions..
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News Image 9 Lives for $9 - Adopt an adult cat from Animal Care Services
Adopt any adult cat (9 months or older) for only $9.  All cats are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and are available for adoption. For more information, click on the folling links:
9 Lives for $9 Flyer
9 Vidos por $9