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Facts and Information about Flea-borne Typhus

Facts and Information about Flea-borne Typhus 306 165 Animal Care and Control

Flea-borne (murine) typhus has been a hot topic in the recent news, but it is not a disease that a lot of people frequently encounter. You may be wondering if you and your pets may be at risk for this disease. Here are some facts about typhus and how to protect yourself and your pets.

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Director Marcia Mayeda and her horse Murphy

Horse Racing and Equine Welfare Issues

Horse Racing and Equine Welfare Issues 683 1024 Animal Care and Control

The recent alarming increase of horse deaths at the Santa Anita racetrack in Los Angeles County (Arcadia, Calif.) has caused many people to ask me what might be happening.  Twenty-one horses have been euthanized due to catastrophic injuries they suffered during racing or training at Santa Anita since December 26, 2018. 

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Dog adopted at DACC animal care center during a cold day

Your Pets and Rainy Weather

Your Pets and Rainy Weather 498 499 Animal Care and Control

When people think of Southern California they often picture sunshine and palm trees.  However, recent weather has shown us that it can get cold and wet here, too. What does this mean for our beloved pets? What hazards and additional considerations do pet owners need to consider? Pups adore roughhousing in mud and puddles (especially…

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Pet Stores, Breeding and You – California Assembly Bill no. 485

Pet Stores, Breeding and You – California Assembly Bill no. 485 285 349 Animal Care and Control

You may have heard about Assembly Bill no. 485 becoming law at the start of 2019. Here are my thoughts on the matter and general advice about obtaining a new pet. This new law prohibits a pet store operator from selling animals unless they were obtained from a public animal control agency, shelter, or animal…

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Things to Know for a Safe & Sweet Holiday for your Pets

Things to Know for a Safe & Sweet Holiday for your Pets 150 150 Animal Care and Control

  In the midst of all the holiday celebrations, DACC would like to offer pet owners a few helpful tips to keep our furry friends safe. We can get so caught up with all of the holiday festivities, it is easy to forget about our four-legged family members.  Our pets rely on us to keep…

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DACC and the Woolsey Fire

DACC and the Woolsey Fire 150 150 Animal Care and Control

November is providing us trying times in Southern California. The devastating Woolsey Fire has affected thousands of us. I am so very proud of all our staff and volunteers at DACC who have been working around the clock to help people and pets affected by the fire. Our staff’s dedicated and compassionate efforts define #DACCares!…

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Domestic and Animal abuse – Two Sides of the Same Coin

Domestic and Animal abuse – Two Sides of the Same Coin 150 150 Animal Care and Control

According to researchers, animal abuse goes hand in hand with domestic violence. Studies have shown that, “85% of women in domestic violence shelters report that their pets were also harmed by their abusers.”1 Family and animal abuse not only occur together but they also fuel a larger cycle of abuse as a whole.

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SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH!

SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH! 150 150 Animal Care and Control

September is National Preparedness Month and we’d like to remind all pet owners to include your pets in your emergency plans. Southern California is subject to many types of natural disasters such as wildfires, earthquakes, and floods. Local emergencies such as power outages, chemical spills, or other events can also disrupt normal activities. Being prepared…

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Is it True that Dogs Bark More in the Summertime?

Is it True that Dogs Bark More in the Summertime? 1024 682 Animal Care and Control

Is it True that Dogs Bark More in the Summertime? It is summertime and the phones at the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) are busier than ever. Our communications center team report many of these calls are to complain about barking dogs. “Is this because it is warm, windows…

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WHY YOU SHOULD FOSTER A KITTEN

WHY YOU SHOULD FOSTER A KITTEN 647 1024 Animal Care and Control

Why YOU should foster a kitten this summer? You might have heard of “kitten season” and wondered what that means exactly.  It’s really three seasons in one, starting in spring, peaking in late spring or early summer, and ending in fall.  Kitten season is the time of year when lots of cats give birth, flooding…

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