CITY, PASADENA HUMANE SOCIETY COLLABORATE ON DOG LICENSING
PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena’s dog owners can now license their animal companions at the Pasadena Humane Society &SPCA (PHS) effective Monday, July 1, 2013. Canvassing with door-to-door checks for proper licensing is set to begin in September.
A dog license is required by the State of California to be renewed annually along with proof the dog is current with its rabies vaccination. Rabies vaccines and certificates can be valid for one to three years. Vaccination can be obtained from the PHS or most local veterinarians.
Pasadena’s current annual dog licensing fees are $16.07 for dogs who are either spayed or neutered and nearly double, or $31.11, for dogs not fixed.
“Our collaboration with the Pasadena Humane Society will help improve our service to dog owners, making it easier to get a license, which will better protect the public health and safety of our residents,” City Manager Michael J. Beck said.
The state-mandated dog licensing program developed as a method of tracking rabies and protecting the public health. Dog licensing is also an invaluable and highly visual means to identify your four-legged friend if he/she gets lost, and in some cases, a portion of the fees can help support animal care programs.
“We’re happy to provide the next level of animal care for Pasadena’s dog owners,” said Steve McNall, PHS President and CEO. “Licensing your dog and keeping him or her current on their vaccines is a sure way to prevent the spread of rabies. Many people overlook the benefits of licensing your dog.”
Dog owners can bring their dog’s license application and rabies certificate directly to the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA, 361 South Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105. The agency is open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, and 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday. They are closed on Mondays.
Although the City will no longer collect dog license payments, a new drop box will be available at City Hall’s Municipal Services Payment Office for easy payment drop-offs. The box will be checked and processed weekly by PHS licensing officers. The City of Pasadena is now the sixth city to contract dog licensing with PHS. Other cities include Arcadia, La Cañada Flintridge, San Marino, Sierra Madre and South Pasadena. For more licensing information, contact PHS at (626) 792-7151, ext. 115, or visit www.pasadenahumane.org/licensing
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About the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA
The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA is an open door, community-funded center, which provides all animals a place where they receive a safe haven, care and respect. For more information, visit www.pasadenahumane.org.
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NEWS MEDIA CONTACTS: Ricky Whitman, V.P., Community Relations, Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA, (626) 792-7151, ext. 113, email@example.com, or William H. Boyer, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office (626) 744-4755, firstname.lastname@example.org