City Extends Pet Licensing Pardon Program • Long Beach Post News

Council member Al Austin co-authored the resolution with District 3 Council member Susie Price and District 5 Council member Stacey Mungo Flanigan. The decision is designed to help local residents who have been hardest hit economically by the COVID-19 pandemic and who live in areas where they are most likely to be economically vulnerable. Residents of the Community Development Grant Program area — specifically, the neighborhoods in Downtown, Central, West, and North Long Beach, with other neighborhoods scattered throughout East Long Beach — will have until December 31 to apply for a license exemption.

Anyone who resides in any CDBG area and has an unlicensed pet can access the information here to obtain a waiver. The application must be by mail, in person, or by telephone. There is no online option.

Existing license renewals are still subject to collection.

Austin described the decision as “an overall positive for the entire city, its residents, and its pets.”

“The pandemic has brought with it a slight uptick in pet adoption as well as financial hardship for many communities,” Austin said. “License pets need to be vaccinated and are easy to return to their owners when they are lost. With these factors in mind, the amnesty program seemed to be an appropriate way to remove a barrier that would help people who charge in arrears and also encourage the acquisition of new pet licenses.”

Austin said many of his constituents told him that their financial situation was the main barrier to obtaining a license. He added that no one’s income should determine whether they can legally have a pet.

“Owning a pet should not be a ‘privilege’—it should be a relationship that can be enjoyed by anyone who desires access to it,”

Danes said the amnesty program appears to be working. When the pandemic started, adoptions surged but there were fewer license applications.

“At the start of the pandemic, there were 1,533 new licenses, which was pretty typical,” she said. In 2020, the number fell to just under 1,400, and in 2021, the number fell to less than 1,000. With the new program came a resurgence – the number rose to 1,531, the pre-pandemic equivalent. ”

Austin believes that the amnesty program will lead to awareness of pet health and licensing reasons and also encourage association with the LBACS.

“The program is not only a respite for our residents but it increases awareness and utilization of our amazing Office of Animal Welfare Services. Their staff is dedicated and committed to helping as many animals as possible.” “This program is an opportunity for people to interact with the ACS team and learn more about what they’re doing. Oftentimes, their work goes unnoticed, or people just don’t know how many services ACS offers.”

Communicate with the community

Daines said LBACS will conduct community outreach regarding license compliance with social media, a website campaign and supportive events in communities in need. Austin said his office and other county offices will support outreach to the community by hosting and supporting pop-up events such as the event scheduled for Saturday, September 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Scherer Park as a collective effort for the Little Lion Foundation. , Friends of Long Beach Animals and Jellicle Cats Rescue Foundation. There, the District 8 office will partner with local animal groups and Long Beach Animal Care Services for a free pet wellness and adoption event. The event started as a sterilization/neutering, vaccination and free microchip clinic that was organized with the hard work of the Little Lion Foundation and its volunteers, with pet food distributed to the participants; However, those appointments were filled quickly, which indicates the need for such services. The Free pet food will still be available.

“We expect to serve approximately 200 pets that day with vaccinations, spays, neuters, and meticulous shipping,” Austin wrote on his area’s website.

The Little Lion Foundation and Jellicle Cats will be present to run the clinic and distribute pet food free of charge.

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And of course, this is a great part for a few wonderful adoptable and rescuers and volunteers!

Little Lion Foundation—Option information on the link

squirrel And the badger They are two great and adoptable candidates. Here they show brotherly love. They are looking for a home where they can stay together.

Jellicle Cats Rescue Foundation – Adoption information at link or email

Julius Learn the nuances of the game of hide and seek. This gorgeous golden-eyed orange tabby was abandoned in a park next to a highway. Once we got him into a safe foster home, he didn’t stop purring, and soon gave up his stomach for a rub. He’s so ready for his own forever home! This gentle giant with a kitten voice is totally mush, with so much love for cuddling in bed, he will gently stroke your head as you drift off to sleep. He enjoys brushing and loves to eat. He also loves to drink from the sink – he’s a bit of an idiot! He loves being around other cats and is especially friendly with cats.

Thin gray cat with missing left eye and mark over head, tongue protruding, looking at camera

No cat anywhere suggests a “hopeless case” for Jellicle cats. Sunny Taken from the street by the Good Samaritan. Oh boy, was he in a big mess! He was covered in fleas and fighting an upper respiratory infection and had an infected eye and a lump in his tongue, both of which primary care vets had successfully removed his eye. Look at it now! With some TLC from his adoptive mother. Yolanda, and some excellent medical care from these vets, Sunny has a clean bill with nothing to remind him of his past problems except for permanent bleeding. Sunny is about 12 years old, loves to be petted, and will tweet you to let you know when he wants attention. There’s a perfect home out there – maybe yours!

Long Beach Animal Care Services – Adoption information at link.

Meet a few of the pets you’ll visit at Waggin’ Adopt. If you would like to come to the shelter at 7700 E. Spring St. Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can speed up the process of adopting or fostering any pets by sending an email [email protected] or [email protected]. You can also call 562-570-4925.

German Shepherd dog sitting on the grass and looking at the camera with an open mouth.

Jason Buwa He is a very cute little dog of 7 months old who wants to grow up to be a loyal and companion dog!

Gray bull with white flames and pink collar standing against the fence, mouth open and tongue hanging

Linda Barhart She is a little pie who recently gave birth, but the shelter volunteers don’t know where her dogs have gone. However, sometimes, she carries toys like puppies on her outings, which is both cute and sad. She has had some skin issues too and deserves the most gentle and loving adopters ever.

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An adoption event and a charitable campaign that benefited from local rescues: Until September 30th, information available on Long Beach is here

Coldwell Banker Realty is once again hosting a celebration of our furry friends in support of the Homes for Dogs project. You have the option of delivering supplies to a participating office or making a cash donation online. Jennifer Peterson, a local Realtor and animal advocate, makes it easy for everyone by connecting and offering free personal transportation for items or your home. Call her at 818-203-5234 for details. Of course, if you’re ready to take the leap, they also host adoption events so you can bring a new family member home. Caldwell collects pet items like bowls, clean bath towels, pet-safe cleaning products, unopened pet food, newborn formula milk replacements, and of course toys. Donations to the Long Beach and Seal Beach offices (see link) will benefit K9 Kismet Dog Rescue, Long Beach Animal Care Services and Seal Beach Animal Care Services.

furballs are great fun!

Book launch for Katy Cable’s Party with Your Pup: Saturday, September 17, 2-4:30 p.m., Caffé Luxxe, 6420 Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, free event, books at a discount

Be the first person at the dog park to show your dog that he is a party planner! The book offers party tips for each month of the year and includes recipes for menus that you and your dog can enjoy! Enjoy free sample recipes; A limited number of VIP PAWTY packages are available for pre-purchase, which include a signed book, pet food, CBD samples, pet tooth cleaner, five lottery tickets, discount coupons, and a free drink from Caffe Luxxe!

quick pet food exhibition for pets, Online at this link until September 30, with a weekend live in-store from September 24-25, free event, books at a discount

A pet supply store that carries only high-quality ingredients and every supplement your best friend needs has announced the dates of this year’s Pet Express Pet Show. The show will follow a mixed model – you’ll be able to count online from local shelters and rescues throughout September on the Pet Show page and also in person on the big live weekend, featuring pets from local rescues, taking place September 24 and 25. Weekend event also has live broadcasts and informational webinars and in person on the weekend. Fresh food samples will be available in all stores throughout the month. Stay tuned for more information about the opening of the new location in Belmont Shore!

Pets Ahoy! Wine tasting fundraisers for Seal Beach Animal Care Center: Sunday, September 18, noon-3pm, Seal Beach Yacht Club, 255 North Marina Drive, Long Beach, $60 prepaid, $70 at the door

Greetings, rowing dogs and moggie maties! Enjoy a hearty lunch, tempting wines (including non-alcoholic drinks), and chances at a treasure chest of cash prizes and cool auction items. Our fee gives 3 lucky sailors a chance to win Visa Gift Cards for $1,000, $500 and $250. Tickets are limited so be sure to register soon at this link! Donations are tax deductible and help us feed, house and care for our animals.

Helping Non-Profit Organizations

These nonprofits also regularly feature cats, dogs, and rabbits. As of now, adoptions are mainly done by appointment. Click the links for each rescue in case of updates or changes. These organizations operate through donations and grants, and anything you can provide would be welcome. Please suggest any Long Beach area rescues to add to the list.

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