Irvine Animal Care Center representatives will go door-to-door this month to check if residents' animals are properly licensed and vaccinated, according to a news release.
Representatives will be able to assist residents in initiating or updating a license. City ordinances require dogs to be licensed annually and those older than 4 months must be vaccinated for rabies.
"Licensing your dog is an important component of responsible pet ownership," Ron Edwards, Irvine Animal Care Center administrator, said in a prepared statement. "It helps protect the safety of our community and is the best way to facilitate prompt return of your pets in the event they become lost."
The fee for licensing a spayed or neutered dog is $20, while the fee for an unaltered dog is $50. Reduced fees are available for pet owners older than 62 or with a permanent disability.
Information about the door-to-door program and licensing is posted at irvineshelter.org or by calling (949) 724-7740.
— Sarah Peters