Animal Control

Animal License Enforcement Efforts in the City of Whittier

Officers from the Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) will be in the City of  Whittier beginning August 12, 2015 checking for current rabies vaccinations, ensuring residents are in compliance with licensing requirements. California State law requires that all dogs over the age of four months be vaccinated against rabies and be licensed. Securing a dog license is an important part of identification and can assist animal control agencies if your pet becomes lost.

City of Whittier pet owners are advised to be in compliance with licensing requirements.  The licensing fees for City residents are as follows:

  • Unaltered dog- $60
  • Altered dog- $36
  • Altered dog belonging to a senior citizen (60+)- $18
  • Unaltered cat- $10 (voluntary)
  • Altered cat- $5 (voluntary)
  • Penalty fee- 20

Residents not in compliance will be subject to license fees and delinquency charges. In order to avoid penalties, be sure to license your dog. You can secure a new dog license by printing the application online at http://animalcare.lacounty.gov, or visiting your local County animal care center. If your license is not delinquent, you can also renew it through the Internet.

DACC offers low cost vaccination. Please visit our website http://animalcare.lacounty.gov or stop by your local County animal care center for more information about these services.

Visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CountyofLosAngelesAnimalCare.


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The City of Whittier contracts with Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control for animal related services and licensing.

The City of Whittier contracts with Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control for animal related services and licensing.

The shelter serving the City of Whittier is located at:

11258 S. Garfield Avenue
Downey, CA
(562) 940-6898
Between Imperial and Gardendale
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Their website is animalcare.lacounty.gov. Once on the site, you can use the list on the left side to navigate to the information you need.

The City of Whittier sponsors a low cost vaccination clinic every May at Joe Miller Field. LA County Animal Control has these clinics throughout the area every June and July. For a list of clinic dates visit the    
LA County Animal Control Website.

Some of the most popular topics on the above link are:

  • Pet Adoption
  • Shelter Locations
  • Lost and Found
  • Pet Licensing Information
  • Laws and Policies

Click here for some Frequently Asked Questions regarding Animal Control.