PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
333 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

2/12/2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM:021218A
Subject:
Community Invited to Attend Animal Care Services Open House and Dog Play Yard Ribbon Cutting
Contact:
Ted Stevens, Manager
Animal Care Services
Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine
562.570.7387 (This phone number is not for publication)
Ted.Stevens@longbeach.gov






The City of Long Beach Animal Care Services Bureau (ACS) invites the community to its 2018 Open House and Dog Play Yard Ribbon Cutting on Saturday, February 17, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The event will be held at the animal shelter located at 7700 E. Spring Street, Long Beach, CA 90815. No RSVP is necessary. Everyone is welcome to attend.

“Over the past few years, ACS has made tremendous strides to increase lifesaving efforts for shelter animals, and provide spay and neuter assistance to the community,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “This open house event is a great opportunity for us to celebrate how far we’ve come as a pet friendly community and to look forward to further progress in the next year.”

During the ACS Open House, awards for outstanding groups and volunteers will be presented along with an overview of the past years’ accomplishments and highlights. Additionally, information regarding exciting new opportunities in 2018 will be provided. Immediately following the presentation, the new Dog Play Yard will be officially open and attendees can watch the new doggie play group program in action. The new doggie play group program is geared towards providing enrichment for the dogs under the care of ACS to keep them from becoming overly stressed and to help make them more adoptable. It is still in its early stages and is currently not open for public viewing with an exception of the program display at the Dog Play Yard ribbon cutting. Information on volunteering, spay and neuter programs, animal care and all ACS programs will be available.

"ACS continually strives to keep the community safe for people and pets. As part of this mission, we are excited to open our new play yard for our four-legged friends currently residing with us” says Marie Knight, Director of Parks, Recreation and Marine. “We look forward to sharing all of the 2017 highlights with the community.”

For more information on this or other ACS opportunities, please visit www.longbeach.gov/acs or call (562) 570-PETS (7387). For information on other Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine programs, call (562) 570-3100 or visit www.LBParks.org. Sign up for E-notify to receive e-mails with the latest information.

About Long Beach Animal Care Services

The goal of Long Beach Animal Care Services (ACS) is to make Long Beach the safest large city in California for people and animals through the promotion of responsible pet ownership and recreation. ACS serves 600,000 residents and their pets in the Cities of Long Beach, Cerritos, Seal Beach, Los Alamitos and Signal Hill.

Visit Animal Care Services at the P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village (Village) to adopt, volunteer, donate, license your pet or obtain resources regarding low cost vaccination and spay/neuter clinics throughout the City. ACS is located at 7700 East Spring Street in Long Beach. The Village is open Wednesday through Friday from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and holidays. For more information, please visit www.LongBeachAnimalCare.com