Long Beach animal care officials reported Thursday an outbreak of distemper, a viral infection, among 38 raccoons and one skunk—which can pose a threat to dogs that might come in contact with these animals.
You love your pet, so you likely love them all. Read the plan—it’s a detailed document, but it’s no “Finnegans Wake.” Then, help it grow and develop.
A new vision plan for Long Beach Animal Care Services outlines how the city’s animal shelter will grow over the next few years by improving conditions for both its animals, employees, volunteers and partners that help to safely re-home animals surrendered in the city.
Ringo, a German shepherd mix, and his sister Barbie, piled into a mom-car this week on their way to Live Love Animal Rescue, a Long Beach nonprofit.
The dogs, a shepherd mix named Ringo and a lab mix named Barbie, are now at the animal shelter as officials investigate the case, according to a representative from Live Love Animal Rescue, which was involved in the surrender.
At 7 p.m. on Monday, May 11, Long Beach Animal Care Services director Staycee Dains will preside over a virtual town hall meeting to discuss shelter practices during and after the bureau’s pandemic-related closure to the public.
Division among community members about how best to care for animals has been one of the city’s biggest challenges. Officials stressed their intent to work collaboratively with everyone.
In 2016, ACS volunteers logged just over 6,000 hours, almost 16 times fewer than the shelter in Sacramento, where volunteers spent 97,147 hours caring for shelter animals.
Phase One of the City Auditor’s two-part review of Long Beach Animal Care Services (ACS) indicated that the shelter has come quite a way from the time when it was just animal control.
The Long Beach Police Department is currently investigating a report of a camera allegedly found in a restroom at the Long Beach Animal Care Services center in El Dorado park.