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LBACS at the Bob Long Memorial Mutt Run 12/14/2023
Run or walk with your best friend at the 2nd annual Bob Long Memorial Mutt Run hosted by the Signal Hill Rotary Club! Proceeds will support Long Beach Animal Care Services.
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NBCUniversal Local’s Annual Nationwide Pet Adoption & Donation Campaign, ‘Clear The Shelters,’ Returns This August for Ninth Consecutive Year 8/2/2023 NBCUniversal Local’s nationwide pet adoption and donation campaign, Clear The Shelters, will return for its ninth consecutive year from Aug. 1 to 31. As part of the initiative, NBC and Telemundo owned and affiliated stations across the U.S. and Puerto Rico partner with local animal shelters and rescues to promote pet adoption and raise funds for animal welfare.
LBACS at the Bob Long Memorial Mutt Run 2/2/2023
The Inaugural Bob Long Memorial Mutt Run is an event that combines the two most effective antidotes for the pandemic blues--running and dogs. 
October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month 10/19/2022

Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Animal Care Services (LBACS) has partnered with Friends of Long Beach Animals (FOLBA) and Subaru of America to sponsor thirty-one [31] long-term stays and medical underdogs to help find a new home. Eligible pets may receive one [1] full year of PAWP pet emergency care and fast online support courtesy of Friends of Long Beach Animals (FOLBA). Subaru of America will sponsor the $100 adoption fees of the "Underdogs" in partnership with FOLBA and LBACS.

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Amidst Canine Influenza and Leptospirosis Outbreak, Pet Owners Reminded to Vaccinate Dogs 11/8/2021

Although there are currently no reported cases of canine influenza or leptospirosis in Long Beach, an outbreak has been spreading in since mid-July in Los Angeles County, impacting two animal shelters, multiple boarding kennels, dog parks and doggy day care centers, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

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Long Beach Animal Care Services Reports Distemper Outbreak 4/27/2021 Long Beach Animal Care Services (ACS) is notifying the public of a critical animal health situation. A distemper outbreak has been reported, affecting more than 38 raccoons and at least one skunk, primarily in the east Long Beach area.
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Home for the Pawlidays 12/16/2020 Long Beach Home for the Pawlidays.
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Fostering a Pet 12/3/2020 Please consider fostering a pet from LBACS temporarily for the holidays. Fostering a pet is proven to improve your healthy and increase your happiness. It has also shown to permanently reduce stress in foster dogs upon their return to the shelter. Won’t you help them have a Home for the Pawlidays? Email PetFoster@longbeach.gov if you would like to provide a temporary home for a dog or cat.
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Make a Dog's Day 10/19/2020 Please join Long Beach Animal Care at Pet Supplies Plus Long Beach for "Make a Dog's Day" adoption event, brought to you by Timmons Subaru of Long Beach.
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Summer Pet Safety Tips 7/15/2020 It’s SUMMER and that means HEAT!
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COVID-19 and Animals FAQs 3/16/2020

With the spread of Coronavirus, LBACS has recently received questions from concerned citizens asking if an animal can carry this disease and spread it to humans.

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 3/12/2020 STOP THE SPREAD! All of us here at the City of Long Beach want you to be healthy! To learn more about Coronavirus, please review our graphic. For more info, please visit: http://longbeach.gov/health/diseases-and-condition/information-on/coronavirus/
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SoCal Helpful Honda Pet Adoption & Dog Wash 3/12/2020

SoCal Helpful Honda Pet Adoption & Dog Wash at Rosie’s Long Beach. Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 12 AM – 4 PM

Community Day at the Shelter
Community Day at the Long Beach Shelter 3/3/2020 Join us in making a positive impact on Shelter Dogs' lives by providing engagement, help with networking and sharing and learn about volunteering and fostering.
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Low Cost Vaccine Clinic 2/12/2020 Need shots? Let us help! Low Cost Vaccine Clinic for dogs and cats in Long Beach on February 29th.
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National Bulldog Beauty Contest 2/5/2020

All breeds/mixes welcome. Your dog's entry benefits spay/neuter and adoption/rescue and Justin Rudd's nonprofit Community Action Team (CAT).

Mayor’s Animal Care Visioning Task Force 1/23/2020 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 – 5:30 p.m. at El Dorado Park West – Bridge Room 2800 N. Studebaker Road, Long Beach
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Celebrate safely
Pet Safety During the Holidays 12/18/2019 Simple pet safety tip that will allow your furry family members to join in the holiday fun this year. 
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Long Beach to Host First Annual Home for the Pawlidays Pet Adoption Fair 12/5/2019

The public is invited to attend the first annual Long Beach Home for the Pawlidays Pet Adoption Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Long Beach Civic Center Plaza (411-415 W. Ocean Blvd.).

Pet Adoption
Timmons Subaru Pet Adoption Event 12/5/2019

It's that time of the year again for the annual Timmons Subaru Holiday Pet Adoption Event. We'll have our Adoption Waggin' onsite filled with adoptable furry friends. Come test drive a car and adopt a friend for life this holiday season.

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Spay and Neuter Ordinance for Dogs & Cats 11/25/2019

All dogs over six months and cats over four months are required to be spayed or neutered LBMC 6.16.085. Spay or neuter your pet today. Find a low-cost spay and neuter clinic near you.  

Coyote Encounters Prompt Safety and Prevention Reminders 11/18/2019 In response to recent coyote activity in & around Long Beach, residents are reminded to follow important tips to protect yourself & pets against them.
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Halloween time Special 10/18/2019 It's Halloween time and we have a Spooktacular special for all you Ghosts n' Goblins...$20 adoption fees now until Oct 31st.
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Dog Howl'oween Parade 10/17/2019

19th annual Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade with Vendors, Pet Adoption Fair & Kids/Adults Costume Contest.

The fair and pet adoption is in the park from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Costumed kids and adults without dogs (humans can register for FREE) will lead the parade at 2:25 p.m., followed by the dogs at 2:30 p.m.

New York Dog Film Festival 9/16/2019

The Dog and Cat Film Festivals proudly brings you The 2nd Annual NY Cat Film Festival™ – a 2 hour program of short films that celebrate the human-animal bond.

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Pit Bull Appreciation Day October 26th 9/12/2019 Save the date! Calling all dog lovers: come on out to our event by the bay and help us celebrate blockheads and their friends with our second annual Pit Bull Appreciation Day!
New York Cat Film Festival 9/9/2019

The Dog and Cat Film Festivals proudly brings you The 2nd Annual NY Cat Film Festival™ – a 2 hour program of short films that celebrate the human-animal bond.

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Long Beach Little Paws Project Kitten Nursery 8/9/2019

The kitten nursery is looking for dedicated people that are interested in being a part of the leadership at the nursery. Shift leads will oversee volunteers and ensure that all shift tasks are completed. Training will be provided.

If interested send an email to the address below and put "shift lead" in the subject line 

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Warm weather safety tips for your pets 7/18/2019 Read up on some cool pet safety tips for your pets during the warm summer months!
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Introducing Foster Fridays 7/17/2019 Interested in fostering a kitten? Introducing Foster Fridays.
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Foster the 4th Program 6/10/2019 The days before and after July 4th are some of the busiest times at our shelter. Pets get scared and runaway from their homes because of fireworks. Many of these pets in one way or another are brought to our shelter. In an effort to make kennels space available, LBACS is partnering with Live Love Animal Rescue with a Foster the 4th program. All info is provided in the art below. Help care for a precious life this 4th of July.
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Kittens are Here! 6/8/2019 Hundred of kittens enter the shelter every summer and they need loving, temporary homes to care for them for a few weeks. Homes, just like yours! Complete a foster application today.
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Celebrate the 4th of July Safely 6/6/2019 We’re reminding everyone to #CelebrateSafelyLB! Please remember, fireworks terrify pets! Keep your pets safe & sound on the 4th by following these tips to help keep your pet Safe & Sound.

Pet Prepareness
City Provides Tips to Keep Pets Safe in an Emergency 6/6/2019 Natural disasters and other unexpected emergencies require readiness for every member of the family, including pets. Pet Preparedness Month encourages residents to incorporate the needs of their pets in family emergency plans.
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LONG BEACH CITY HALL BECOMES LONG BEACH KITTY HALL FOR THE DAY 4/23/2019 The public is invited to play and cuddle with the kittens and cats available for adoption at “Kitty Hall.” Representatives will be available to answer questions about cat ownership and accept adoption applications. 
Meeting Notice for Study Session on April 16th 4/10/2019

Call and notice of special meeting of the Long Beach City Council on 
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.

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spcaLA & Long Beach Animal Care Services Low Cost Vaccine Clinic 3/18/2019

Please join Long Beach Animal Care Services & spcaLA on Saturday, April 13, 10am-1pm at Silverado Park for their Low Cost Vaccine Clinic.

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Animal gift vouchers are now available from our shelter. 1/10/2019 How about giving the gift of a pet from our shelter? We now offer vouchers that cover the adoption costs for a dog or cat (some restrictions apply). For more information, talk with our staff in person at our shelter, email animalcare@longbeach.gov or call our hotline at (562) 570-7387.
Have questions about spay or neutering your pet? 8/29/2018 From free mobile clinics to pet assistance and voucher programs, we are here to help your pet receive the care they require.
Help! We need your donations! 8/29/2018 No matter how big or small your donation may be, it is truly appreciated. We make it simple by allowing you to order from our Amazon Wish List and have it delivered right to our shelter.
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Foster the 4th 6/19/2018 Fireworks scare dogs. Scared dogs escape homes. Shelters become overcrowded. Save a life by fostering a shelter dog in need.
Birds News
Long Beach Animal Care Services Recommends Vaccination of Pet Birds to Prevent Avian Pox 11/10/2017

Long Beach Animal Care Services urges the community to be on alert and protect pet birds and chickens against avian pox due to an identified case of an infected bird in Long Beach. 

Low Cost Clinics 11/1/2017

Low cost veterinary services provided for pets residing in the Los Angeles area.

Animal Care Services Encourages Owners to Seek Medical Screening for Pets Adopted from Texas 10/10/2017

Long Beach Animal Care Services urge residents who recently adopted or rescued a dog or cat from Texas following Hurricane Harvey to have the animal seen by a veterinarian, screened for infectious diseases, and treated if necessary. 

Long Beach Animal Care Services Hosts Community Seminar on Urban Coyotes 10/2/2017 The Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine Animal Care Services (ACS) Bureau will host a community seminar to educate Long Beach residents on coyotes within the City, scheduled for Thursday, October 12, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Wardlow Park Community Center, 3457 Stanbridge Ave. 
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Camden Harbor View & LBACS Pet Adoption Event 2/12/2017 On Saturday, February 25, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The pet deposit of $500.00 will be waived for any resident who adopts from this event. Please see the Welcome Center for details.
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City of Long Beach Animal Care Services Continues Improving with Another Record Year in 2016 1/8/2017 The Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine Animal Care Services Bureau (ACS) achieved another record year in 2016 with saving animals. 
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Long Beach Animal Care Services Receives Medical Suite, Surgical Room from Friends of Long Beach Animals (September 2016) 1/2/2017 The Friends of Long Beach Animals (FOLBA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to responsible pet ownership, education and humane treatment of all animals, has donated a new medical suite with a surgical room to Long Beach Animal Care Services. 
4th of July Pet Safety
Pet Owner Tips for the July 4th Holiday 6/28/2016 Taking special care of pets during the Fourth of July is responsible pet ownership, just like licensing and keeping identification tags on pets, and making sure they are spayed or neutered.

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Summer Safety Tips for Pets 6/20/2016 Long Beach Animal Care Services reminds residents to keep the summer months fun and safe for all family members including pets.
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Offering Spay/Neuter Vouchers in May 2016 5/13/2016 Throughout the remainder of May, Long Beach Animal Care Services (ACS) will be distributing spay/neuter vouchers in person at the PD Pitchford Companion Animal Village.

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Record Year in 2015 with Saving Animals 2/17/2016 Animal Care Services achieved a record year in 2015 with saving animals. Euthanasia saw a reduction of 40% for dogs and 20% for cats. Live Release Rates of 83% for dogs and 54% for cats, compared to 75% and 47%, respectively.

Kitty Hall
Long Beach City Hall Will Turn Into ‘Kitty Hall’ for Special Adoption Day on Friday, September 18 9/15/2015 Long Beach City Hall will become “Kitty Hall” on Friday, September 18, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, to encourage shelter cat adoptions and promote awareness of Long Beach Animal Care Services.
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Long Beach Offers Three Weeks of Pet Licensing Amnesty; Mandatory Spay/Neuter Law for Dogs Goes into Effect Oct. 1 9/10/2015 In an effort to encourage residents to ensure their pet’s license is current, the Long Beach City Council on September 8 voted to implement a one-time amnesty program to waive all late fee penalties and encourage voluntary compliance with the City’s pet licensing program. The amnesty program will run through September 30, 2015.
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Living with Urban Coyotes Seminar 8/24/2015 Education is the most important component in learning to co-exist with coyotes, and Long Beach Animal Care Services is inviting the community to two coyote workshops this week.
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Coyote Sightings Prompt Safety and Prevention Reminders 7/14/2015 Recent coyote activity around Long Beach and surrounding areas gives reason for reminding residents of important safeguards to protect pet lives and property against these wild animals.
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Long Beach Animal Care Twitter Hashtag to Reunite Owners with Lost Pets 7/2/2015 Long Beach Animal Care Services (LBACS) has launched a new Twitter hashtag to help reunite pets with their owners as quickly as possible. The hashtag – #LBLostFoundPets – will be updated every 30 minutes as animals arrive in the shelter or are picked up by officers in the field.
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Pet Owner Tips for the 4th of July Holiday and Low-Cost Vaccination-Microchip Clinic on July 2 7/1/2015 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 would like to remind all animal owners that they can save themselves, and their pets, a tremendous amount of heartache and anxiety by following a few simple suggestions during the Independence Day weekend.
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Low Cost Vaccines, Microchips, Flea & Tick Treatment for Cats and Dogs 6/25/2015 We are teaming up with Spay Neuter Project L.A. (SNP LA) to offer the community a low cost clinic at Scherer Park near the Uptown Dog Park from 4pm-7pm on the 1st and 3rd Thursday. SNP LA will have bilingual staff on hand to answer any questions you may have about your pet's health.
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PizzaRev Fundraiser Long Beach Town Center 6/24/2015 From 11am-10pm mention Long Beach Animal Care Services at the check-out and 20% of your purchase will be donated to support the animals in our care. We love PizzaRev because they have options for everyone, vegan, gluten free, children, dessert... they have you covered! Thank you PizzaRev for supporting us since you chose us as your charity for your Grand Opening in Long Beach last year!!! Hope to see you customizing your pizza on Thursday!
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Pet Adoption Day presented by 95.5 KLOS & TalkRadio 790 KABC 6/2/2015

Pet Adoption Day presented by 95.5 KLOS & TalkRadio 790 KABC is coming this Saturday!

  • Meet & Greet with Heidi & Frank AND The Drive Home with Jillian Barberie & John Phillips
  • Los Angeles Kings Ice Crew
  • Lots of cute puppies, kittens, dogs & cats for adoption
  • SWAG bag for adopters
  • Fun booths
  • Food Trucks like What the Funnel and The Lobos Truck!
  • And more!


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We Forgive You 1/1/0001

Past license penalties and fines are being forgiven! Now is the time to bring your pet’s license up to date with this great incentive. 

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Celebrate 4th of July Safely 1/1/0001 Remember to follow these important steps so your pets are SAFE & SOUND. 😎
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Kitten Season is Here 1/1/0001

It’s that time of the year when cats give birth starting in spring, peaking midsummer and ending in fall. 

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Mayor's Animal Care Visioning Task Force 1/1/0001

Friday, September 11, 2020 – 3:30 p.m. 


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I found a baby bird. What should I do? 1/1/0001 This is a question we receive quite often here at the shelter.
COVID-19 and Animals
COVID-19 and Pets 1/1/0001 Learn more about COVID-19 and pets according to guidelines set by the CDC
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Animal Care Services Strategic Plan Public 1/1/0001

A responsible, compassionate, and informed community working together for the health and welfare of its animals.

Virtual Volunteer Orientation 1/1/0001 Join us on Wednesday, January 5th for a volunteer orientation from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Register today at https://longbeach-gov.zoom.us/j/97148753419