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Long Beach Animal Care Services handles animal control

March 24, 2017

The City of Cerritos contracts with Long Beach Animal Care Services for animal control services. The agency provides the following services to the community:

  • Dog licensing;
  • Investigating cruelty to animal complaints;
  • Picking up and impounding stray dogs upon request;
  • Providing traps with a refundable deposit for feral cats and other animals, such as opossums;
  • Maintaining and operating a public animal shelter to service the City of Cerritos; and
  • Enforcing all animal control regulations adopted by the City of Cerritos.

To obtain an animal trap, residents should contact Long Beach Animal Care Services. A refundable deposit is required to borrow an animal trap. If no traps are available, residents may call the City's Community Safety Division at (562) 916-1266 for further assistance. Residents can also call the City's Community Safety Division to report animal problems. City staff will then forward the information to Long Beach Animal Care Services.

The City of Cerritos handles barking dog investigations. Residents with a barking dog concern should contact the Cerritos Community Safety Division at (562) 916-1266. Matters relating to stray dogs, vicious dogs, deceased dogs, animal bites, etc. are the responsibility of Long Beach Animal Care Services.

For more information, contact Long Beach Animal Care Services at (562) 570-7387. Please note that the Long Beach facility is closed on Monday and Tuesday. Any inquiries on those days should be made to the City's Community Safety Division.

 

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