In an effort to encourage residents to make sure their pet’s license is current and to increase voluntary compliance with the City’s pet licensing program, I authored an agenda item on September 8 to implement a one-time, short-term amnesty program to waive all late fee penalties. Effective October 1, 2015, all dogs over the age of six (6) months are required to be spayed or neutered, yet there is an exemption for any unaltered dog that has a valid license from Long Beach Animal Care Services prior to the new ordinance taking effect. More information can be found at

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