Local animal facility serves as national model

In 2001, Long Beach Animal Care Services relocated to a new state-of-the-art companion animal care village. Thanks to a unique partnership agreement between the City of Long Beach and the spcaLA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Los Angeles), the two agencies now jointly deliver “innovative and revolutionary care” to the animals that…

What to do if you have lost or found a pet

Provided by Petsguide Magazine If you have lost your pet: 1) Have someone stay behind to field phone calls, and then drive around the neighborhood with a flashlight (after dark), whistle, your dog’s leash and a current photo to comb parks, schools and open areas. 2) Call your local animal-control office for recent pick-ups and…

Making summer trips with pets cruelty-free

Planning a family getaway this summer? These tips will help you travel safely with animal companions and arrange a cruelty-free itinerary. • Road-tripping with Rover can be fun, but never fly animals in an airplane cargo hold. It’s too dangerous. Many animals have been lost or harmed due to delays, negligence or extreme temperatures. •…

Keeping pets safe during summer heat

Long Beach Animal Care Services (LBACS) reminds residents to keep the summer months fun and safe for all family members including pets. According to Margaret Lee, shelter veterinarian for LBACS, families should practice a few simple tips to keep their pets healthy and safe during the summer heat: • Adjust their exercise routine. Walk dogs…

Know pet laws and their consequences

The following are pet laws in Signal Hill that are punishable by fines up to $500. • Allowing an unaltered cat to roam outside of your home (Municipal Code 6.16.085) • Allowing a cat or dog to become pregnant (Municipal Code 6.16.080) • Allowing a pet to be off leash on any beach or on…

Handling wild animals near a residence

Residents often call city officials when confronted with wild animals, such as skunks, opossums and other wildlife that occupy the area, according to the City of Signal Hill. Per the City, unless wildlife are posing some sort of threat to the safety or well-being of pets or humans, those animals have the right to habituate…

Don’t unleash trouble for yourself as a dog owner

The City of Signal Hill recently adopted a new municipal code ordinance that will seek to prevent dogs from running off leash, according to the City’s website. The ordinance allows animal control and Signal Hill Police to issue administrative citations to pet owners who neglect to follow the “leash law.” The “leash law” now requires…

Disaster preparedness for pets

When it comes to preparing for a disaster, the focus shifts on the people in our own proximity, but pets deserve some love as well. What should people do when a major emergency arises and their pets are involved? The American Red Cross suggests that all pet owners properly prepare for care of their animals…

Keeping pets safe during summer heat

Long Beach Animal Care Services (LBACS) reminds residents to keep the summer months fun and safe for all family members including pets. According to Margaret Lee, shelter veterinarian for LBACS, families should practice a few simple tips to keep their pets healthy and safe during the summer heat: • Adjust their exercise routine. Walk dogs…

City of Signal Hill to host pet event

The City of Signal Hill Community Services Department will host its annual Hounds on the Hill event in Signal Hill Park, 2175 Cherry Ave. on Saturday, June 6 from 11am to 2pm. The event will feature vendor booths, pet vaccinations, children’s activities and music. Over 20 vendors will be participating, including Pawsitively For Dogs, Pet…

Organization specializes in greyhound adoptions

The following is an excerpt from the website of FastFriends, a greyhound adoption organization. Why adopt from FastFriends? Your greyhound has been acclimated to home life. Greyhounds who come directly from the track, or who go from the track to a kennel, have never experienced life inside a home. A dog adopted in this way…

City of Signal Hill seeking vendors for pet event

The City of Signal Hill Community Services Department will host its annual event for pets and their human friends, Hounds on the Hill, in Signal Hill Park on Saturday, June 7 from 11am to 2pm, featuring vendor booths, pet vaccinations, activities for children, music, demonstrations and more. The goal of the event is to raise…