Los Angeles, July 1, 2021 – It’s “ID Your Pet Day” and with the upcoming 4th of July holiday weekend – when many pets become lost due to the loud noise brought about by fireworks – LA Animal Services wants to remind pet owners to make sure your dog or cat is wearing an ID tag and is microchipped. Dogs over four months of age must be licensed, and the license tag must be affixed to their collar.

If for any reason your pet escapes and becomes lost, a microchip that’s registered with your correct contact information, as well as a collar or harness with a current license and/or ID tag on it, will help reunite you with your companion animal right away!

For information on getting or renewing your dog’s license, visit laanimalservices.com/laws-policies/animal-licenses.

If your pet is not microchipped, you may contact any of our LA Animal Services Centers and schedule an appointment to have your companion animal chipped. The cost for the general public is $15.00 per animal. For information or to schedule an appointment, call (888) 452-7381. Most veterinary clinics also offer microchipping!

Our LA Animal Services Centers are open by appointment. We will be closed on Monday, July 5 to observe the 4th of July holiday.

For more information about LA Animal Services, lost and found pet resources, and ways to keep you and your pets safe, visit laanimalservices.com.

LA Animal Services promotes and protects the health, safety, and welfare of animals and the people who love them, and is one of the largest municipal shelter systems in the United States. With six Centers across the City, LA Animal Services serves approximately 60,000 animals annually and responds to 20,000 emergency calls involving animals or people in danger. LA Animal Services is part of the Human Animal Support Services (HASS) international coalition, joining 38 municipal shelters and animal welfare organizations across the country to reimagine and transform the way shelters care for animals and their families, by offering access to resources to help keep families together; getting lost pets home quickly without having to enter the shelter system; providing food and medical assistance; and continuing to build on a strong adoption and foster program so pets find their permanent homes or are placed in foster care. Visit our link.tree for helpful links to the services and resources available to you and your companion animals. Connect with LA Animal Services and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

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