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For all emergencies call 911
If the line is busy- (FIRE & PARAMEDIC emergencies only), call

911 LAPD Dispatch

LAPD Non-Emergency Dispatch:

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Laws regarding pets (for more info, click here)
To download the codes, click here

  • Dog owners are required to clean up after their dogs when taking them out in public. Failure to do so could lead to stiff fines. Bring a bag when you take your dog for a walk!
  • Dog owners who tie up their animals for long periods of time or deny them the proper level of water and shade face stiff financial penalties.
  • You cannot allow your dog to bother your neighbors with excessive barking. Failure to control barking that unreasonably interferes with your neighbors could lead to the imposition of strict conditions by LA Animal Services, or eventually you could lose your dog and lose the right to own a dog for one year.
  • If you breed your animal, whether on purpose or by accident, you must obtain a breeding permit, which costs $100.
  • It is illegal to allow your dog to assault, menace or threaten another person or animal. Failure to control your dog could result in losing your dog and your right to own a dog for three years.
  • If you take or allow your dog off your property or place of residence, you must have him or her on a leash. Failure to do so could result in a stiff fine. There are a number of dog parks in the City where it is legal to let your dog off-leash, but no beaches at present.
  • All dogs residing in the City must be licensed. Horses must also have a license, which costs $14 per year. A license for a spayed or neutered dog costs $15 per year, while a license for an unaltered dog costs $100 per year. Contact LA Animal Services for information about the City’s free and subsidized spay and neutering services and vouchers.
  • All dogs and cats residing in the City of Los Angeles must be spayed or neutered unless they meet certain medical criteria, are active show or service dogs, or are licensed for breeding purposes. Stiff fines and penalties can be assessed for persistent failure to comply. If you adopted your dog or cat from an animal shelter, state law requires that it be spayed or neutered before you will be allowed to take it home unless there is a valid medical reason for delaying the surgery.

Microchipping is the safe and professional way to identify an animal. While collars may fall off and identification tags may get lost, a microchip stays with your pet for life. Each microchip contains a personal, one-of-a-kind identification number that associates an animal as part of a family. The personal information connected to each chip includes the animal’s guardian, veterinarian's information, alternate contact and the animal's personal information.

The microchip is less than the size of a grain of rice and is completely harmless. Just like a vaccination, the microchip is injected under the skin of an animal (typically in the scruff of the neck) where it remains safely for life.

All animals admitted to an L.A. Animal Services Shelter are scanned for a microchip upon arrival. If a microchip is detected, a nine digit number will appear and we will contact the microchip manufacturer-AVID's 24 Hour hotline. After a quick search of the PETract database, the animal's guardian can be contacted.

Sometimes these chips can "turn-off." Please get them checked annually by your vet.

Pet Emergency Checklist (download the PDF checklist)
For more wonderful information, please go to the Humane Society site.

Animal Shelters & Rescues for our area

If your dog or cat is lost in this area, it will be taken by animal control to the East Valley Animal Shelter. However, sometimes people will take it to the Burbank Animal Control so check there also.

East Valley Animal Shelter
They moved to a new location
14409 Vanowen St, Van Nuys CA 91405
888-4LAPET1 or 888-452-7381, FAX 818-756-9110

Monday (Closed)
Tuesday (8AM - 7PM)
Wednesday (8AM - 5PM)
Thursday (8AM - 7PM)
Friday (8AM - 5PM)
Saturday (8AM - 5PM)
Sunday (11AM - 5PM)

Looking for a pet? click here
Did you lose your pet? click here

Burbank Animal Shelter

1150 N Victory Place
Burbank, CA 91502 Map
(818) 238-3340
Email the Burbank Shelter Staff

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Closed Sundays and major holidays

Please consider rescuing a dog or cat. Foster families are also so important.

KenMar RescueConcentrating on smaller dogs, Ken-Mar Rescue is wonderful and right in this area. They also are in need of foster homes!