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STRAY ANIMAL LAWS AND RECOMMENDATIONS (Because We Know You're Curious):
Please Note: This is in no way intended to be legal advice, and we advise you to contact local authorities if you have questions

LA COUNTY CODE TITLE 10

10.36.040 Taking up animals
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Every person, except the director, taking up any stray animal or any such animal which is running at large
         shall, within four hours thereafter, give notice to the director or to the sheriff of:
            A. The fact that he has such animal in his possession;
            B. The complete description of such animal;
            C. The license number of such animal, if any, and by what county or municipal corporation issued. If such
                 animal has no license he shall so state;
            D. The place where such animal is confined

10.36.020 Surrendering animals to authorized representative required when.
       - Any person taking up any stray domestic animal or any such animal found running at large shall surrender such
         animal to the director or to his duly authorized representative upon demand.
        - THIS MEANS: YOU ARE REQUIRED BY LAW TO NOTIFY ANIMAL CONTROL WITHIN 4 HOURS OF
           FINDING AN ANIMAL. We recommend going and physically hanging a flyer on their lost and found wall.
          And using the free service provided by Lost My Doggie.com as they will mail flyers to the closest shelters and
          animal related businesses! Cool Huh!

LostMyDoggie.com

Your local animal control agency has a database of most licensed / microchipped pets that no one else has access to, your veterinarian does NOT necessarily have the multi frequency microchip scanner that Animal Control does.

Stray animals with any form of ID (collar tag/microchip) will be held 10 days, and the dog will be on the Animal Control website (where owners look).


LOCAL ANIMAL CONTROL AGENCY FOR SANTA CLARITA AREA: L.A. County Animal Care and Control, Castaic Animal Care Center 31044 CHARLIE CYN RD CASTAIC CA 91384
(661) 257-3191 ANIMALCARE.LACOUNTY.GOV

 


 

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We  recommend a consultation with a veterinarian about any information provided. Thank you.