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RFP for Mobile Spay and Neuter Clinic and Vaccination Services

RFP for Mobile Spay and Neuter Clinic and Vaccination Services 150 150 Animal Care and Control

RFP for Mobile Spay and Neuter Clinic and Vaccination Services The County of Los Angeles, Department of Animal Care and Control is soliciting bids for Mobile Spay and Neuter Clinic and Vaccination Services for South Los Angeles County and Mobile Spay and Neuter Clinic and Vaccination Services for North Los Angeles County. The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control is the largest and one of the most progressive animal control agencies in the United States. The Department’s seven (7) animal care centers provide animal control and rescue services to the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County and 45 contracted cities 24-hours/day, seven (7) days/week. Los Angeles County Code County § 10.20.350 requires all residents living in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County and residents of contract cities that have adopted this ordinance to spay and neuter their dogs and cats over four months of age. County is soliciting bids from qualified vendors who can provide Mobile Spay and Neuter Clinic and Vaccination Services to such residents. The Contractor must have the capacity to service a minimum of 960 dogs and cats per fiscal year. A mandatory Virtual Proposers’ Conference will be held to discuss the RFP. County staff will respond to questions from potential proposers. All potential proposers must attend this conference or their proposals will be rejected as non-responsive (disqualified) without review and eliminated from further consideration. The conference is scheduled as follows: Tuesday, October 4, 2022 4:00P.M. Meeting link (video and audio) https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_ODg1ZDQzMWUtNDdiNS00YTdmLWEwMDQtN2YyYTY5M2Q4NzVk%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2207597248-ea38-451b-8abe-a638eddbac81%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22d817aa8d-9e43-4ef7-a1d4-a2b628a4a6f6%22%7d Call – In Number (audio only) +1 (323) 776-6996 United States, Los Angeles Phone Conference ID: 386 670 107# Proposals are due no later than 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, October 17, 2022, and shall be emailed to: wduong@animalcare.lacounty.gov. Proposals received after the scheduled deadline will not be accepted and shall be returned to the sender unopened. The Request for Proposals can be downloaded at: https://camisvr.co.la.ca.us/lacobids/BidLookUp/BidOpenStart.asp, Bid# DACC-2022-02 (South) and Bid# DACC-2022-03 (North). Become a registered vendor with Los Angeles County to be informed of upcoming solicitations at: http://camisvr.co.la.ca.us/webven/.

https://animalcare.lacounty.gov/changes-to-dacc-services-for-the-city-of-redondo-beach-2/
Marcia Mayeda Has Been Elected to Serve as President of the Los Angeles County Management Council 150 150 Animal Care and Control

Marcia Mayeda Has Been Elected to Serve as President of the Los Angeles County Management Council

Los Angeles County Director of Animal Care and Control Marcia Mayeda has been named President of the Los Angeles County Management Council (LACMC).


LACMC is a professional organization of Los Angeles County managers and executives that promotes professional development and leadership for its more than 1,400 members. As the largest employer in Southern California, over 100,000 employees in more than 36 County departments provide vital public services as diverse as law enforcement, property assessment, public health protection, water conservation, cultural and recreational activities, family services, animal welfare, and many more.


Los Angeles County has been recognized as a Top 10 Government Services Employer by Forbes Magazine and has received national awards for executive leadership development and performance management.


“I am honored to have been selected as LACMC’s new president,” said Mayeda. “Leading this outstanding organization of public service professionals will be a rewarding experience, and I look forward to working with leaders from all areas of Los Angeles County government who work hard every day to improve the lives of our residents.”


Mayeda is the longest-serving county department head, joining Los Angeles County as its Director of Animal Care and Control (DACC) in 2001. She has led DACC though transformational changes that have greatly increased animal adoptions, reduced euthanasia, and expanded services to pet owners. Mayeda has a Bachelors of Science degree in animal science from Western Illinois University and a Masters of Nonprofit Administration degree from the University of San Francisco. She is a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator and writes a monthly blog that can be viewed and subscribed to at: https://animalcare.lacounty.gov/directors_blog/.

Changes to DACC Services for the City of Redondo Beach

Changes to DACC Services for the City of Redondo Beach 150 150 Animal Care and Control

The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) announces changes to services provided to the City of Redondo Beach. Beginning October 4, 2021, DACC will no longer provide animal sheltering services for the City of Redondo Beach. Instead, the City of Redondo Beach Animal Control Officers will transport found animals to spcaLA South Bay Pet Adoption Center located on 12910 S. Yukon Avenue, Hawthorne, CA 90250.

https://animalcare.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Press-Release-_9_30_21-CGD-002.pdf

DACC Provides New Resource for Rehoming Pets: Announcing the Launch of Home to Home

DACC Provides New Resource for Rehoming Pets: Announcing the Launch of Home to Home 150 150 Animal Care and Control

One of the toughest decisions a pet owner can face is no longer being able to keep their beloved pet. Pet owners have limited options when rehoming their pet - find a new home on their own, without any safeguards or guidance, or bring their pet to an animal care center, which can cause stress to the pet and family. As part of our commitment of being a resource for pet owners in the Los Angeles County area, the Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) has partnered with Home to Home™ to bring a new interactive tool to help families that need to rehome their pets. This online resource gives pet owners who can no longer keep their pets the opportunity to find them new, loving homes without bringing them to an animal care center.

https://animalcare.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Home-to-Home-Press-Release_9.16.21.pdf

Love at First Sight

Love at First Sight 150 150 Animal Care and Control

The Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control (DACC) releases a COVID-19 Impact Report detailing the Department’s response to the pandemic and resulting operational changes. Included is a new adoption program called Love at First Sight.  

https://animalcare.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/DACC-Release-Love-at-First-Sight-8.2.pdf

DACC Continues to Provide Sheltering for Those Affected by the Lake Fire

DACC Continues to Provide Sheltering for Those Affected by the Lake Fire 150 150 Animal Care and Control

The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) continues to provide safe sheltering for animals as a result of the recent Lake Fire.

https://animalcare.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Press-Release-8.13.20.pdf

Marcia Mayeda Elected President of CalAnimals

Marcia Mayeda Elected President of CalAnimals 150 150 Animal Care and Control

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Los Angeles County Director of Animal Care and Control Marcia Mayeda has been elected to serve as the president of the California Animal Welfare Association (CalAnimals).

https://animalcare.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Press-Release-Marcia_-Cal-Animals-July-8.2020.pdf

Please Keep Your Pets Safe and Protected this Independence Day!

Please Keep Your Pets Safe and Protected this Independence Day! 150 150 Animal Care and Control

LONG BEACH, Calif. – The Fourth of July is one of the busiest times for the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC). DACC would like to remind pet owners that extra precautions are necessary in order to protect pets during Fourth of July celebrations. "Fireworks can be terrifying for many pets, who may panic, harm themselves, or run away said Marcia Mayeda, Director of DACC, which counts the 4th of July and the days that follow as the busiest days of the year. "Pet owners are not always aware that their pets may react to the sounds and bright flashes of fireworks. This can trigger the fight or flight instinct."

https://animalcare.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Press-Release-Fourth-of-July-6.30.2020.pdf

Petco Foundation to Match All Donations up to $25,000 to the Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation Through June 30

Petco Foundation to Match All Donations up to $25,000 to the Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation Through June 30 800 800 Animal Care and Control

Investment will help save more animal lives in Los Angeles County through the COVID-19 crisis LONG BEACH, CA (June 9, 2020) – Through June 30, all donations to the Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation (ACF) will be matched up to $25,000 by the Petco Foundation to help save twice as many pet lives.

https://animalcare.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Press-Release-Petco-Matching-Grant-Funds-25000-1-004.pdf

PETCO FOUNDATION INVESTS IN LIVESAVING WORK OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL

PETCO FOUNDATION INVESTS IN LIVESAVING WORK OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL 150 150 Animal Care and Control

The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) has been awarded a grant of $80,000 from the Petco Foundation to support lifesaving efforts for Los Angeles County animals.

https://animalcare.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Press-Release-Petco-Livesaving-Grant-80000.pdf
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