It proves your pet is properly vaccinated – You can’t license your pet without getting its rabies vaccinations. Knowing you pet has its license makes it easier for staff at a grooming salon or boarding facility, to be assured you dog is healthy.
Your pet has a better chance of being returned home if lost – In most cases, displaying your pet’s license tag increases the chances of you being reunited with your family friend if found by the Public Safety Division. Without a license, it might mean an overnight stay at the animal shelter and incurred costs.
It’s affordable – In Lynwood, it’s only $20 a year to license your dog if they’ve been spayed or neutered. And $5 a year to license your cat if they’ve been spayed or neutered. For dogs that are not spayed or neutered it’s $60 a year. And $10 a year for cats that are not spayed or neutered. A Senior Adult 60+, who has a dog spayed or neutered, the licensee is $7.50 a year. For a service animal the license is $5 a year. That’s not much too pay to ensure the safety of your pet in the future.
It’s quick and easy – You don’t even have to come in person to register your pet. All pet licensing is done online via Petdata.com or by mail. To process your pet’s license online, simply visit the website Petdata.com and enter in the City’s zip code and upload all the required documents for your pet. If you choose to regular mail, you can download the application from the website and mail in your pet’s license application and all required documents.
It’s the law – In the City of Lynwood, all pets are required to be licensed. If an Officer of the Public Safety Division encounters your pet and your pet is not licensed you can be issued an administrative citation. For example, you could even get asked to show your dog’s license while you’re out for a walk, and if you don’t have one, you can also be issued a citation. You’re responsibility as a pet owner is to ensure that your pet is licensed and that they’re license tag is displayed on their collar at all times.
For more information about pet licensing and other pet concerns, please visit the Public Safety Division at City Hall or give us a call at 310 603 0220 ext. 271.