The new Animal Care Services website, which includes more than 50 of the most frequently asked questions and more than 100 pages of content about responsible pet ownership and local animal laws, also includes new drop-down features that help people to find the information they need. The website address is www.longbeach.gov/acs.
"One of the most important components of public safety and the humane treatment of animals is an engaged community," said Ronald R. Arias, Health and Human Services Department Head, and people need good, timely information to prevent issues from becoming problems. The website overhaul is one part of the strategy for making the City of Long Beach the safest large city in California for people and animals.
Other new and innovative components include online reporting and mapping of wildlife activity. Animal Care Services is the only city agency in the state that currently maps coyote sightings for residents to engage neighborhoods in preventative measures such as removing food, water and shelter for wildlife. Other new components of the website include:
Petfinder: search for lost pets online (updated daily)
Online Dog License Applications and Complaint Forms
Community Coordinator Resources (educational primers for printing and distribution)
Urban Wildlife Tips
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 email@example.com. The spcaLA P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village, 7700 East Spring St., 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 holidays.
The vision of Animal Care Services is to become the safest large city in California for people and animals. For further information regarding Animal Care Services or to receive tips on responsible pet ownership, please 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).