Carson Taking Responsibility for Animal Service Calls

CARSON (CNS) - The city of Carson will assume responsibility for all field service calls related to animal service and safety starting Monday.  

These duties have been performed by the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control.  

The city has a new animal control officer who will respond to calls including animal neglect, barking dog complaints, nuisance animals, stray animals, wild animals, dead animal removal, surrendered animals and found animals, officials announced Friday.  

That officer will also investigate allegations of animal cruelty, inspect boarding facilities, pet shops and grooming establishments, and work with the California Department of Fish and Game and the Los Angeles County Department of Agriculture in dealing with predator animals, such as coyotes.  

“We value the health and safety of our residents and their pets. The operational decision to switch responding to service requests and bringing the field service in-house is not only cost-effective for our city, but it is more efficient to respond to our residents' needs,'' Carson Mayor Lula Davis-Holmes said.  

The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control will continue to provide pet adoption services, pet license renewal, stray sheltering services and microchip registration.  

The DACC will also continue to provide backup to Carson's animal control officer in the event of an emergency.  

For more information about Carson's animal control services, residents can call 310-952-1786. The county department's Carson/Gardena Animal Care Center can be reached at 310-523-9566.

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