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CITY OF BERKELEY The Berkeley Citizens Humane Commission meets monthly.
CITY OF OAKLAND Oakland Animal Services Oakland Municipal Code new links 6/08
report and recommendations on shelter operations. 11/1/07 A community meeting with new shelter director Adam Parascandola
will be held Monday 11/12, 7-8:30 pm, Park Blvd. Presbyterian Church, 4102 Park Blvd. - hosted by City Council President Ignacio De
La Fuente and the Oakland Animal Welfare Group (OAWG)
BUTTE COUNTY: Animal Control (pop 210,500, 5 incorporated cities: Chico, Oroville, Gridley, Biggs & Paradise)
4/8/08 Butte County Board of Supervisors agenda Item 5.02 included a total revision of the county animal ordinance and fees
(unaltered dog licensed up to $40/yr from $20). 4/9/08 The Board had sought a remedy for a neighbor cat nuisance complaint rather
than this total revision, which was sent back for additional consideration.
5/9/08 At its 5/6/08 meeting, the BOS approved on first reading the proposed ordinance revisions for barking dogs, allowing citation
on only one complaining party but reduced the numbers of cats allowed for parcels 1 acre or more from proposed fewer than 12
over 3 mos. to only fewer than 8 and parcels under 1 acre from proposed fewer than 8 to only fewer than 6. Shelters, nonprofit
humane societies and licensed vets would be exempt, but currently, there is no provision for (cattery) permitting above these
numbers. A second reading is required. 5/15/08 BOS agenda for Tuesday, 5/20/08 Item 3.22 is the final adoption of this ordinance,
but the amended version appears to leave the cattery prohibition for parcels of one acre or more at 12 (not reduced as reported)
but lowered to 6 for parcels under one acre, effectively limits of 11 and 5 cats over 3 mos., respectively. 5/24/08 BOS deferred
action on 5/20 and continued matter to 6/24/08 BOS meeting, pending meeting of interested parties. 7/4/08 Report to BOS at 6/24/08
meeting reflecting the facilitated public meeting on June 4 attended by 100 citizens with the BOS Animal Ordinance Subcommittee.
TOWN OF PARADISE: Introduced, addition to draft approved, unanimous roll call, new dangerous animal ordinance (excepting
dog assisting peace officer engaged in law enforcement duties) replacing use of state dangerous dog law and court hearing
procedure with local administrative hearing. Final adoption 7/15 08. Ordinance
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY Government Link
1/8/11 2010 BOS Public Protection Committee Referral, MSN "Pit Bulls", or all dogs. 1/23/11 Pub Prot Com Special Mtg, Mon., Jan. 24,
2011, 11 AM, considered MSN on impound, all dogs. Report (Note, AS Director was Oakland director when similar ordinance
enacted there.) 12/30/15 Beth Ward is appointed Director of Animal Services.
FRESNO COUNTY Animal Control Info avail, Español, Hmong
Fresno County unincorporated completed its amendments in December, 2005 with an increased unaltered dog license of
$39; breeding regulations incorporated within the unaltered dog license and minor restrictions on transfers of dogs and
cats. License Fees Ordinance changes
CITY OF FRESNO at its March 28, 2006 (minutes including council discussion) City Council meeting introduced 2 ordinances -
Exhibit A regarding dangerous dogs, spay/neuter on multiple impounds and higher feel unaltered dog license at 5 months
incorporating breeding restrictions and the other, Exhibit B, requiring sterilization of all dogs over 6 months and in the city over 30
days unless exempt for medical reasons, owner has applied for a breeding permit or dog is "show quality" AKC or UKC (only)
registered and "conforms" to the breeding permit guidelines. Exhibit B had quietly added an undefined "guardian" term, as well.
According to the Fresno Bee, the Council voted unanimously to introduce the at large and dangerous dog provisions and 5-2 for
breeding and sales restrictions. The Executive Director of the Central California SPCA, the contract animal control provider had
recommended Exhibit A and against Exhibit B. The "Exhibit A" ordinances were on the consent calendar for the April 4 City Council
meeting. Updated 7/1/06 On April 4, the City Council adopted the "Exhibit A" Dangerous Dog (9-224) provisions on the Consent
Calendar and the "Exhibit A" Section 9-225 provisions by vote of 6-1.
HUMBOLDT COUNTY Population: 135,000, rural, coastal, 7 incorporated cities: Eureka Arcata Fortuna Rio Dell Ferndale Blue Lake Trinidad
NEW 4/29/07 HUMBOLDT COUNTY Board of Supervisors agenda May 1, 2007 again presents for introduction the Sheriff's
Department mandatory spay/neuter ordinance of dogs and cats at 4 months (exemptions for designated or acceptable registries,
service, law enforcement, proven hunting/livestock, SAR, boarding trainers/resellers or medical). 4th violation is misdemeanor, up
to 6 mos jail and/or up to $1,000 fine. No permit process included.
Updated 5/2/07 BOS tabled ordinance indefinitely pending outcome of AB 1634 but resolved to support AB 1643 requiring a permit
Fortuna Pop 12,000 Animal Services operated by civilian employees within the police department. David E. Tranberg, Fortuna City
Attorney, submitted a request for Attorney General Opinion asking questions about legal authority for dog licensing and
enforcement. Case 14-603 is pending. 1/10/15 2/12/17 Opinion No. 14-603 was published on October 21, 2015, analyzing and
answering the submitted questions: state law authorizes cities to adopt comprehensive dog license and fee ordinances, and Food
and Agriculture Code section 30951 does not prevent the City of Fortuna from enforcing its dog licensing program or exempt a dog
owner from complying with its licensing requirements.
KERN COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL SERVICES DIVISION Animal Laws
Lock v. County of Kern (Kern County Case No. 254024) filed in 2004 and tried in 2006 concerning the County's non-compliance with
the Hayden and Vincent mandates with the Court granting the writ of mandate and injunctive relief.
KERN COUNTY UNINCORPORATED Board of Supervisors, in response to a high-profile presence of an alleged "hoarding"
situation, referred to Kern County Animal Control Commission development of ordinance amendments affecting facilities with large
numbers of dogs, i.e. yet another visit to limit laws. 8/15/06 BOS Agenda included a Request from Taxpayers for Responsible &
Ethical Animal Treatment (TREAT), in conjunction with Animal Friends Rescue Project (AFRP), to present mandatory spay/neuter
ordinance proposal. BOS referred the proposal to the Commission.
UPDATED 1/17/07 The MSN proposal discussion continues on the Commission agendas (see agendas/minutes on commission site)
but the proposed amendments for facilities are now in draft form for future public workshops.
UPDATED 4/28/07 Proposed ordinance amendments re limits, $75 unaltered dog license, breeding permit, S/N measures for public
comment in a series of 10 workshops starting May 16, 2007 in Bakersfield. Updated 7/29/07 In response to extensive public
comment, Staff scaled back its original proposed amendments but added new proposals, yet to be fully considered, in a July 18,
1007 report to the Commission. 8/16/07 ACS August 2007 Report to BOS. Staff Report to Commission consolidating decisions made
at September 19, 2007 meeting, under ongoing discussion. 11/25/07 March 11, 2008 BOS meeting minutes under provision for
referral to staff or take action to have staff place a matter of business on a future agenda (Gov. Code Sec. 54954.2[a]), include
"SUPERVISOR MAGGARD MADE A REFERRAL TO RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AGENCY AND KERN COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL
COMMISSION TO REPORT BACK TO THE BOARD ON TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2008 WITH ANIMAL CONTROL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE
GREATER BAKERSFIELD METROPOLITAN AREA; OPTIONS TO INCLUDE A MANDATORY SPAY AND NEUTER COMPONENT PROVIDING A
RANGE OF FLEXIBILITY AND EXEMPTION PROVISIONS, Maggard - Watson: 4 Ayes; 1 Absent (McQuiston). 6/11/08 BOS (Rubio absent)
rejected MSN/breeder permit option, staff directed to work on other options and report back by August 26. 6/12/08 Extracted
minutes, 6/10 BOS meeting.
KINGS COUNTY Pop 150,000+ Avenal Corcoran Hanford (county seat) Lemoore
LAKE COUNTY in June 2005 enacted a variant mandatory sterilization ordinance, effective June 1, 2006, that mandates sterilization
of all dogs and cats over 4 months unless exempt under any of the specified categories for which there is no permit requirement or
fee. Also in effect in cities of Lakeport and Clearlake. NEW 6/21/07
LOS ANGELES COUNTY: BOS NEW 8/16/15 Los Angeles county is a hodgepodge of animal services providers for
many different cities as well as many unincorporated areas. To determine the status of a particular city or area, check the
animal care comprehensive list first, then be sure the information is current.
Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care & Control (new URL 8/07)
COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES Board of Supervisors at its January 31, 2006 meeting, approved a motion to proceed with a SB 861
permitted ordinance for spay/neuter and breeding restrictions for Pit Bulls and Rottweilers based on shelter over-representation.
A September 2005 memorandum from Animal Care & Control Director Marcia Mayeda detailed the County's dangerous dog
enforcement approaches. On Tuesday afternoon, February 21, the Board of Supervisors had scheduled a public hearing on the
ordinance to require mandatory spay/neuter of Pit Bulls and Rottweilers without an unaltered restricted dog license at $150 per dog
per year based on a complex, contingent permit system with criminal penalties for violation. Instead, the Board accepted a
recommendation from Director Mayeda to revise the proposal to include ALL DOGS, abandoning the breed specific provisions. The
matter was continued to April 25.
L.A. County dog bite data by breed, 2001-2005
L.A. County Pit Bull Identification Checklist
L.A. County Rottweiler Breed Identification Checklist
General County info http://www.lacounty.info Agendas http://bos.co.la.ca.us/Categories/Agenda/AgendaHome.asp
A press release of March 3 states that a public hearing and vote on an ordinance for s/n of ALL dogs will be held on April 18. "There
will be exemptions for medical problems, show dogs and other situations that are currently being identified." March 7 letter from
Mayor Mike Antonovich Director Mayeda's March 16, 2006 email describing ordinance to be $60 unaltered dog license issued
ONLY if law enforcement/service or assistance/"competition" dog and more.
The April 18 BOS agenda item 76 for public hearing is: "Hearing on proposed amendments to the County Code, Title 10 - Animals, to
require that all dogs be implanted with an identifying microchip; to establish a
Mandatory Spay and Neuter and Program for all dogs; to increase the annual license fee for unaltered dogs from $30 to $60; and to
increase the annual license fee for altered dogs from $15 to $20. (Continued from meeting of 2-21-06) (06-0343) and as
supplemented on 4/14. . . "altered dogs from $15 to $20; also approve appropriation adjustment in the amount of $75,000 to be offset
by unanticipated revenues funded by increased dog license fees. (4-VOTES) (06-0343) See Supporting Document which includes a
letter from Mayeda detailing her rationale in addition to the ordinance. Ordinance passed 4-0, Supervisor Burke absent. Minor
technical amendments being made, back on May 2. Excerpted transcript Item 76 testimony, April 18 hearing. 124 KB May 2, 2006
BOS Agenda, Item 109 under Ordinances for Adoption and Supervisor Antonovich's recommendation to send a five-signature letter
to the Mayors of all cities within the County urging adoption of a similar ordinance. The ordinance was passed on May 3 and takes
effect June 3. Excerpted transcript, Item 109, 5/2. NEW 6/16/06 Board of Supervisors motion to extend the grace period for the
dog MSN/microchip ordinance by 6 months for dogs NOT impounded and enhance community outreach efforts (30 day report back)
(Knabe). UPDATED 9/4/06 At the request of Supervisor Antonovich, this Item 79-B on the Supplemental Agenda was HELD. (Mo. by
Knabe). 2006 LA County Title 10, including MSN amendments, LA COUNTY CITIES' ACTION: Updated 3/21/08
Adopting: Agoura Hills, effective on 8/23/06, 6 mo. grace period; La Puente, effective on 8/8/06, 3 mo. grace period; Walnut,
effective 8/ 9/06, 3 mo. grace period.
11/29/06 Santa Clarita City Council at its 11/28/06 meeting introduced and unanimously passed on to a second reading on December
12 of a proposed LA County conforming ordinance Council Directed staff to make one change to the proposed language. The
change would keep microchipping as a mandatory process but would make it exempt from the proposed $250/$1,000 fine should a
dog owner not comply. Dave Peterson, Manager of the Community Preservation Division is the assigned staff person. Adopted,
effective January 11, 2007.
Maywood 7/26/06, grace period ends 1/1/08
Inglewood 8/11/06 - grace period ends 1/1/08
Culver City 10/24/06, enforced, not eligible for low cost s/n vouchers, license fee schedule not adopted
La Habra Heights 11/06 - grace period ends 7/1/08
Bradbury, 1/18/07 - grace period ends 1/1/08
El Monte 5/17/07 - grace period ends 1/1/08 - MICROCHIPS/LICENSE FEES ONLY, MSN NOT ADOPTED
Compton 8/9/07 - grace period ends 1/1/08
San Fernando 9/5/07 - grace period ends 1/1/08, extended to 4/1/08
Artesia, May 2008
Lancaster, January 2009, for restricted breeds, (Lancaster City Ordinance Title 6, Chapter 6.08)
Lynwood, January 2010
Baldwin Park, July 2012
Hidden Hills, October 2012
LA County Rejecting Cities: Covina, 9/19/06 City Council Agenda. Staff Report & Mayeda Letter 11/2014 Monterey Park changed its
animal services contractor from San Gabriel Valley HS to DACC, adopting Title 10 but NOT dog MSN or cat licensing into its Municipal
Code; retained city limit, 2 dogs, 4 cats sfr, 3 total, 2 or more units. Unanimously adopted, 11/5/2014 City Council meeting:
Documents. Whittier (a current LA County contract city) City Council considered for many months and unanimously rejected the LA
County MSN provision at its August 11, 2015 meeting. 8/16/15
Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control 48 CONTRACT CITIES, effective July 2, 2015 (furnished via
communication with DACC)
New 12/20/07 Nguyen v. County of Los Angeles (Los Angeles County Superior Court Case No. BS112581) is a petition for writ of
mandate and injunctive relief regarding alleged illegal practices by the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control
and its personnel. (See Kern County for earlier case on this topic)
For further information.
Urban Wildlands Group vs City of Los Angeles, final judgment and permanent injunction in January 2010, prohibiting the City from
implementing a "trap, neuter, release" program for feral cats until it had concluded an appropriate environmental review pursuant
to CEQA. 9/25/2015
9/26/09 Ord. 2009-0017 § 18, 2009, adopted 6/2/09 removed removed some fees from Title 10 to be set by resolution and made other
clarifying changes to the ordinance. Effective 8/1/09 new fees, adoptions, redemptions, vacs, s/n, relinquishments & more. 9/22/09
BOS Agenda Item 7, deferred to 9/29/09, Item 58, adopt ordinance amendment to charge dog/cat owners $40 field enforcement
(canvassing) fee for household w/o current licenses, adjust delinquent fees for different license types to amounts of licenses and a
number of clarifying changes. Note, the hobby breeder fee of $250, $175 renewal (many hobby breeders do not breed every year
and do not need to renew) has been in effect for several years (see 2006 Title 10 above) and is not changed by the current proposal
or the 6/2/09 amendments to the Fee Schedule, LA County Code Section 10.90.010. 9/29/09 Ord. 2009-0043 adopted.
(Oct. 28, 2009 Regional Planning Commission unanimously denied the project to amend these provisions directly into the Zoning
Code, Title 22.) 3/2010 LACC letter to Animal Facility licensees describes proposed amendments to Title 10 and Q&A mtgs 3/9, 3/10
following 9/09 amendments to Title 10 animal facilities definitions. 11/15/10 Additional meetings were held in August and Sept., with
a 3rd, Tuesday, November 30th, at 1 p.m., at Fire Station 129, 42110 6th St. West, Lancaster: 11/4/10 revised draft ordinance. 3/10/11
Final ord @BOS 3/15/11 mtg: Agenda Extracts - Item 43 is to approve, Item 53 is Introduction. (Department reference FAQ
document). 3/16/11 Approved. 2/17/15 BOS approves motion to draft MSN provision for cats. 9/1/15 County Counsel has
completed the analysis and draft of the MSN cat provisions.
10/18/15 LA County BOS Agenda Item 34, October 20, 2015 meeting, "and cats" MSN provision with "competition cat" defintion (basis
for an exemption.) Staff Letter.
CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS See entries on Property page.
City of Lancaster (LA County) 1/28/09 City Council meeting adopted a modified LA County ordinance with deviating amendments:
changes "potentially dangerous dog, eliminates mandatory microchip for dogs and mandatory spay/neuter for all dogs, but enacts a
unique Food & Ag Code Section 31683 enabled breed specific ordinance, for the first time in California including Rottweilers with
APBTs, AmStaffs and Staffy Bulls. 1/28/09
CITY OF LONG BEACH (L.A. County) 2006, amended its long time prohibition on dog breeding to an ordinance of first
impression in mandating spay/neuter of all cats over 4 months without a medical exemption; allowing dog breeding (1 litter per year)
under a complex permit requiring a personal background check with results acceptable to the Police Chief; and transfer permits for
any dog not covered by a breeding permit and any cat other than rescue organizations tax exempt under IRC Section 501(c)(3).
Fees for these permits will be determined by the City Council rather than set by ordinance. Fines are $350-700 for the first violation
and $700-1,000 subsequent. The Ordinance passed unanimously, 7-0. 11/16/14 City Council, 11/18/14 agenda item 8,
recommendation to City Mgr, Atty to return w/n 90 days drafts: 1) MSN dogs unless medical exemption or breeding permit; 2)
recommendations for support/implementation; 3) prohibit sale of
dogs, cats or rabbits in any pet shop, retail business, or other commercial establishment, unless they were (1) obtained from the city
animal shelter, humane society, or nonprofit rescue organization or (2) bred on the premises possessing a breedi/1ng permit. Staff
Report 11/18/14 including 2009. 2010 reports. (Note, 2010, adopted cat licensing, no unaltered licenses, i.e. MSN all cats.) 11/20/14
Adopted 8-0. Minutes pending. 2/25/15 City Council 3/3/15, Agenda Item 31, report and ordinance, dog MSN >8mos w/o exemption,
also allow exemptions for documented, registered cats of approved breed. 1st reading. 3/2/2015 Matter withdrawn for 3/3, put over
to 3/10/15 Council Agenda Item #17 to allow Brown Act notice for revised draft: MSN cats>4 mos, no exemption other than veterinary
for cats; MSN dogs >6 mos. Documents, rev 3/10/15 Agenda, 3/10/15 3/11/15 Ord passed, 6-0, 2 absent. 3/10/15 Minutes
w/amendment, pages 9-12.
3/17/15 Final vote, passed 7-1.
CITY OF LOS ANGELES City of Los Angeles Department of Animal Services new 9/8/15
City of Los Angeles Municipal Code, Click on Chapt V Public Safety & Protection, See Art. 3
Department of Animal Services 3rd Quarter FY 2006 Report details a number of legislative initiatives, actions and concerns in which
the Department of Animal Services is involved. These include mandatory sterilization comparable to Los Angeles County. City of L.
A. Department of Animal Services. The Board of Animal Services Commissioners new link 6/23/07 at its June 12, 2006 meeting
considered a Los Angeles County copycat ordinance at the directive from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa that the Board order the
Department of Animal Services to draft such an ordinance. City Legislative Analyst report on Resolution to endorse AB 1634, 4/11/07
City Council Agenda Item 10, 4/17 City Council meeting. New 4/13/07 Updated 4/17/07, LA City Council unanimous vote to support AB
1634. Only 4 opponents allowed to testify. New 5/5/07 May 9, 2007 Full City Council Agenda item 27 is a motion to draft MSN
ordinance for dogs and cats over 4 mos consistent with AB 1634. Mtg starts 10 a.m.
Updated 5/10/07 May 9 agenda item carried over to Friday, May 11 Council Mtg. Continuation Agenda
8/1/07 DAS GM Boks obtained Commission approval 7/23/07 to pursue additional sterilization, breeding/transfer, microchip ordinance
(LAMC) amendments and fee changes. 8/2/07 July 23, 2007 letter from Boks to City Council requesting ordinance amendment
requiring dog/cat microchip on redemption from shelter. 8/3 July 26, 2007 letter from Boks requesting ordinance amendments to
spay or neuter any animals taken in or subject to enforcement and to require microchipping of any animal to obtain a valid breeding
permit and to strengthen breeding and transfer regulation, and other related enabling modifications. 8/10 Referred to Council Pub.
Safety Com.; waived and referred to City Council, 8/14/07 Agenda Items 43 & 44, request City Atty to draft ordinances per 7/23 & 7/26
letters. 8/11 Reference: LAMC Sections 53.11-14, Impounds; 53.15.2. Breeding And Transfer Of Dogs And Cats
LA City Council 2007 Complete Contact List 8/14 City Council refers 43 & 44 to Public Safety Committee for hrngs.
2008 1/14/08 Commission Mtg, Boks' update on development of "Transfer Permit" ordinance. 1/28/08 Commission Mtg, Boks'
proposal for MSN ordinance, also before the City Council Public Safety Committee 1/28. 2/1/08 Friday City Council Agenda Item 9 (p
6), MSN ordinance as above, MSN dogs/cats at 4 mos.; public hearing held last year, File is subject February 4 deadline for action.
2/1/08 MSN ord. passed City Council 1st reading 10-1 (4 absent).
2/5/08 MSN ordinance returns to City Council for second vote, Friday, February 8 agenda, postponed to: 2/9/08
Supplemental Agenda, 2/12/08, 10 a.m. 2/12/08 File 07-1212 passed 14-1 (Rosendahl)
NEW 3/10/08 Integrated text LAAMC 53.15.2 as amended 2000, with newly enacted amended LAMC Sec. 53.15.2(b)
Presented and approved at 4/14/08 Commissioners Mtg: Solicitation of Qualified Dog and Cat Registries and Associations for
Approval of Exemption from Spay or Neuter Requirements. Terms and conditions are inconsistent with the scope of any existing
dog or cat registry. 5/27/08 City Controller Laura Chick released the Audit of Revenues and Expenses at the DAS. 8/20/08 City
Controller Laura Chick released Performance Audit of the DAS's Spay & Neuter Program with conclusions and recommendations.
8/27/08 Commission 8/25/08 meeting approved 3 of the initial 4 registry applicants, AKC, UKC and TICA, and will request more
information from ARBA.
9//5/08 LAAS Spay/Neuter Ordinance Page Grace period ends 10/1/08 Info & forms only available English/Spanish.
1/12/13 Changes to LAMC MSN/Breeding provisions proposed by Board of Animal Services Commission in 2012; Council Personnel &
Animal Welfare Ctte Recommendation 8/13/12. 8/28/12 City Council Action; City Attorney Report to Council including proposed
language, 1/2/13. 1/15/13 Personnel and Animal Welfare Committee continued item to/for a date to be determined. 5/24/13 Revised
Draft Ordinance returned by City Atty to Committee.
06/04/2013 Personnel and Animal Welfare Committee approved as amended. 6/18/13 City Council adopted, 12-0 (3)
Final SN/Breeding ordinance amendment, effective 8/6/13. File No. 12-1147
Letter from City Clerk, 6/28/13 re BSL-MSN for Pit Bulls, Chihuahuas to be drafted. 1/21/2015 File 13-1513 to increase existing 3-cat
limit for altered cats. Report from Brenda Barnette, GM, DAS Motion [Background, Expired File 10-0982 would have raised limits to
5 dogs, 5 cats. 10/26/2010 Report from Brenda Barnette.] 2/14/15 File 13-1513 back on agenda for 2/17/15 mtg, Personnel and Animal
Welfare Committee, Staff Report, 2/12/15 proposing increasing cat limit to 5 with "clowder" registration for higher numbers of
altered indoor or contained pet cats. 2/17/15 Continued 60 days.
5/6/15 Staff Report, April 16, 2015. 4/21/15, Committee continues to a date to be determined. 9/3/15 Committee unanimously approves
recommendation to Council on 9/2/15. Report, 8/28/15 9/19/15 City Clerk scheduled for 10/7/15
Personnel & AW Com Report to Council
CITY OF PASADENA The May 5, 2008 City Council Agenda includes a first reading of a breed specific ordinance enabled by the 2005
SB 861. 5/6/08 Proposal "HELD AND REFERRED BACK TO PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION." 7/10/08
Council Public Safety Committee will hold a meeting on the BSL proposal (MSN at 8 weeks w/o "breeding permit", AKC/UKC
AmStaff/StaffyBull/APBT) on TUESDAY, July 15, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. at the Pasadena City Hall, 100 North Garfield Avenue, Pasadena, CA
Room S038--City Hall Grand Conference Room (Basement). 7/11/08 July 15, 2008 Agenda 7/15/08 Proceeding to full City Council,
date pending. 7/16/08 Report to Public Safety Committee from Takashi Wada, MD MPH, Director, Pasadena Public Health Department
& Pasadena Humane Society (contractor) Information for proposed ordinance change. 7/12/13 2012 Council Public Safety Com. again
considered BSL-MSN issue. Preliminary discussions, 7/16/12 and 8/6/12 minutes. 11/19/12 meeting discussion of BSL led to
Pasadena Humane Society (contractor) call for MSN "program" minutes. 6/17/13 Public Safety Com included report for City Council
calling for MSN, dogs and cats + tethering ordinance. 7/31/13 7/8/13 Council Meeting approved recommendation of Staff Report and
Presentation (Powerpoint) - City Attorney to draft MSN, cats/dogs w/exclusions within 60 days, differential fee dog license $60/+ altered.
10/4/13 City Council Agenda, No. 9 10/7/13 1st reading, ordinance MSN dogs/cats >4mos, unaltered licensed subject to qualifications,
conditions, revocation available for DOGS ONLY (NOTE: language origin, LA County), MSN on impound, dog breeding subject to
kennel definitions, "Dog kennel" means any lot, building, structure, enclosure or premises wherein 5 or more canine animals 4
months of age or older are kept or permitted to remain or where any dog gives birth to 2 or more litters within a 12-month period
and Section 6.24.010,Kennels - requires long distances from other residences.
10/9/13 Council "ACTION: NO ACTION TAKEN; DIRECTION GIVEN TO STAFF TO RETURN WITH THE ORDINANCE FOR FUTURE
CONSIDERATION IN 6 TO 9 MONTHS FOLLOWING THE CANVASSING OF ANIMAL LICENSING BY THE PASADENA HUMANE SOCIETY."
1/24/14 City Council Agenda, 1/27/14 mtg Agenda Item 15, 1st Rdg MSN-BSL ordinance. (Agenda links to 15 files of submitted
correspondence and documents.) By 5-3 vote, "table the first reading of this item to July 14, 2014, and direct staff to return with
options and recommendations on whether to pursue mandatory spay and neuter of Pit Bulls and Pit Bull cross breeds or a more
comprehensive mandatory spay and neuter of all dog and cat breeds, including a complete report from the PHS regarding
euthanasia data and statistics." 1/27/14 Minutes (see pages 8-10)
7/11/14 City Council mtg, 7/14/14 Staff Report: Item 18. MANDATORY SPAY/NEUTER ORDINANCE FOR ALL CATS AND DOGS OVER SIX
MONTHS OF AGE (7:30 pm or later): Direct City Atty to draft MSN all dogs/cats >6 mos, with exemption criteria, fee differential >$60
more than altered. 7/17/14 ACTION: APPROVED STAFF RECOMMENDATION, AMENDED TO INCLUDE A ONE YEAR REVIEW OF THE FEE
DIFFERENTIAL TO DETERMINE IF IT IS ADEQUATE 8/21/14 Minutes, 7/14/14 Council meeting, see pages 11-14. 10/3/14 Council, public
meeting @6:30, 10/6/14 Agenda Items 6 Exhibits 1,2 & Item 7 Ordinance , attorney report, proposed ordinance, introduction of MSN
ordinance for all dogs/cats. 10/7/14 Ord. Introduced, passed 5-3 (Tornek, Kennedy & Robinson opposed.) 10/24/14 City Council,
10/27/14 agenda item 19, second reading of the ordinance. Code excerpts re dog kennels. 10/29/14 Council passed, 10/27/14
CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD 10/30/08 WeHo City Council Meeting, Monday 11/3/08 meeting will consider adopting a resolution in
opposition to commercial pet rental franchises and directing the Community Development Director to amend land use regulations to
establish prohibitions against the commercial “rental” of any pet within the City of West Hollywood. 11/13/08 Resolution adopted,
matter approved on Consent Cal, 11/3/08 Council Meeting. 2/13/09 WeHo proposes a resolution to support ban on fois gras. 4/5/09
4/6/09 City Council agenda item resolution to support state "animal welfare" bills. 9/3/09 WeHo 9/8 Council mtg, Item 2.Z. resolution
"in support of proposed California animal welfare legislation: AB1122” and item 2.AA to study feasibility of providing animal services
in or closer to WeHo, i.e. changing contract jurisdiction LA Cnty to City of LA, including hiring consultant, establishing a task force.
2/16/2010 City Council unanimously approved an ordinance prohibiting pet store sales of dogs/cats. There are currently no such
stores in WeHo. 6/20/10 6/21/10 CC Mtg agenda reports results re 9/8/09 Mtg (above), recommends new sheltering agreement with
Amanda Foundation, continuing contracts with County of LA & SPCA-la.
MENDOCINO COUNTY ANIMAL CARE & CONTROL
Ukiah, 2/4/09 Council meeting, agenda item, consider intro "guardian" substitution amendment. Details at Property
NEW 11/06 Individuals have developed a mandatory s/n - unaltered certificate (Santa Cruz model) for dogs and cats. The political
prospects for this are uncertain. Animal Control is a division of the Sheriff's Department and has achieved minimal euthanasia
rates. Current Nevada County Humane Animal Control Ordinance
ORANGE COUNTY ORANGE COUNTY 34 CITY LINKS 2003-2004 Grand Jury Report
New 6/3/08 Orange County Grand Jury Report, "Is Orange County Going to the Dogs?" recommends MSN based on erroneous
references to other jurisdictions.
CITY OF CYPRESS (Northern county near LA Cnty, pop 50K) New 12/2/10 Nov 22, 2010 Council meeting Report about prior resident
complaints re "Pit Bulls" on Marion Avenue, reviewed OC Animal Care procedures to investigate dog complaints, enforcement
measures deemed effective if complaints are made. Council will consider a BSL/MSN ordinance in 2011. 1/22/11 City Council Jan.
24, 2011 (Mon.) mtg. agenda Item 11 options to finalize proposed ord. OR amend proposal AND/OR proceed with non-legislative
measures. Staff Report 2009-10 AC Field Stats
3//1/11 Council abandoned MSN proposal, directed staff to draft amendments to dangerous dog provisions, etc.
CITY OF HUNTINGTON BEACH City Council approved at its April 16, 2007 meeting approved a directive to staff (Keith Bohr document)
to research issues and costs to enact a Los Angeles County style ordinance (MSN, microchip including dogs, cats and rabbits.) (7
members, 5 yes, 1 no, 1 absent). 8/16/07 August 20, 2007 City Council agenda Item E9, approval/authorization of the city's contract
with the County of Orange for animal services. 22 of the cities are involved to some extend in this contract. 8/31/07 Pursuant to the
April 16, 2007 City Council minutes the September 4 Agenda includes the Staff Report for a possible "LA County" Mandatory S/N and
microchip ordinance. 9/5/07 At its 9/4/07 meeting, the City Council voted 4 (Bohr, proponent; Green, Cook, Coerper) - 3 (Carchio,
Hansen, Hardy) to proceed with LA County-style MSN/Microchip ordinance, dogs AND CATS.
11/1/07 Monday, Nov. 5, 2007 City Council meeting agenda item G-2a. "Approve for Introduction Ordinance No. 3787 Amending Title 7
of the Huntington Beach Municipal Code (HBMC) by Adding Chapter 7.10 Relating to a Spay, Neuter and Microchip Identification
Program for Dogs and Cats". 11/6/07 After a lengthy, heated meeting, the Council took no vote and expected to consider a modified
proposal at a later date, possibly December 17. 12/10/07
Postponed to Tuesday, January 22, 2008. 1/4/08 Postponed to first week of February. 2/2/08 February 4, 2008 Council agenda Item G-
2b (city doc, all materials 1460kb) ordinance (redline): cat licensing, mandatory microchip for all dogs and cats; dog/cat MSN at 6 mos.
except entrants in approved event or members of approved club for breed to be licensed; city business license required to
advertise availability of any dog or cat for transfer and new fees.
2/5/08 HB City Council 6-1 (Boehr abstain) rejected MSN, microchipping and cat licensing, approved lesser fee increase to $93
unaltered dog license/$23 altered and the business license required to advertise transfer, to be re-drafted and brought back at a
later meeting. 2/29/05 March 3 City Council Agenda Item G-2a, proposed ordinance to amend chapter 7.08 of the Huntington Beach
Municipal Code relating to the licensing provisions of dogs and cats and adding the requirement to display a business license
number in any advertisement that offers dogs or cats for adoption, sale, barter, or other transfer of ownership. 3/18/08 March 17
City Council meeting, voted to align license fees with county schedule and delete the business license requirement (above).
Solicitation to Registries, qualifications for participation in MSN exemption process. New 3/1/11 Many months process, Council
2/22/11 introduce ordinance amendments to allow 4th dog only if qualified service, etc. dog.
Irvine 2/24/11 City Council, 2/22/11 meeting agenda considered recommendations from Mayor Mr. Sukhee Kang: 1) prohibit store
sales of dogs/cats w/time-limited grandfathering for the one such store; MSN on 3rd impound dogs/cats; prohibits exotic animal
performances and approved 4-1 (Lalloway) directing staff to draft an ordinance. 3/3/11 Council minutes extract 2/22/11, now includes
MSN dogs/cats > 6 mos; 120 time frame.
New 5/13/08 City of Laguna Woods, incorporated in 1999, is contained within the senior gated residential community of Leisure World
and itself contains 3 more senior communities, so that animals within the city are subject to both ordinance as well as private
regulation (rental rules, CC&Rs, HOA rules). The average age of city residents is 78. Animal Services through contract with Laguna
Beach Animal Services. 5/20/08 Laguna Woods Blue Ribbon committee on animal services is holding an open meeting at 10 a.m.
Friday, May 16 in City Hall, 24264 El Toro Road to discuss animal issues but had not initiated consideration of limits. 4/18/09 Council
passed MSN ordinance: dogs/cats@6 mos. 4-1(Bert Hack voting no). Exemption for "Competition, Law Enforce, service, vet.
RIVERSIDE COUNTY: New URLs, 12/15/08 28 Cities
COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE is expected to consider a Los Angeles County copycat ordinance including cats. According to Robert
Miller, Director, County of Riverside, Department of Animal Services, the draft ordinance is still at County Counsel's and will not be
available for review until it reaches the BOS agenda. For local news, see the Press-Enterprise. [The animal ordinance in effect in
2006 ncludes a $50 unaltered dog license and extensive other provisions. See 12/26/08 entry for later amendments.] Board of
Supervisors Riverside Animal Services aborted a series planned series of 4 community forums after one presentation on
Saturday, June 3 at which a "survey" was collected from participants although the proposed ordinance was not available for
review. Click on the link for current agency information and description of the ordinance. DRAFT MICROCHIP ORD. DRAFT
MANDATORY S/N ORD.4 new "Open Forums" on the proposed ordinances were held from July to October. These separate
ordinances have been under review by County Counsel and expected to return in 2007.
12/15/08 BOS 12/16/08 Agenda item 3.16 on the Policy Calendar (Presented for Block Approval; Supervisors have the option of
excluding discussion items from a master motion) presents for introduction ordinance amendments for mandatory sterilization of
both dogs and cats and mandatory microchipping, to be set for hearing January 13, 2009, 9:30 a.m. per public advertisement
requirement. Updated 1/28/09, item passed unanimously. Earlier in 2008, Ordinance 630, as amended through 630.11 made
amendments to Dogs & Cats . Introduced Ordinance 630.12 would further amend these provisions. 630.12 amendments
integrated into 2008 ordinance. Amended and passed, 1/13/09 public hearing; final adoption 1/27/09: effective 3/1/09. 4/5/13
Riverside County, AS Dir. Robert Miller requests SB861 ordinance, BOS 4/9/13 agenda. Miller states 123 licensed "Pit Bulls" in
county, Supe. Stone wants appropriate exemption for breeders, Supe Benoit (disproportionate euth), Supe Jeffries, be careful
using power of government to be so intrusive and setup for failure w/o cities, need cities in stakeholder group for immediate buy-
in, Miller cites Animal Commission (Benoit) and Jnt Pow Auth, admits a lot of cities did not adopt last s/n ord. 8 yrs ago, Supe Ashley
we need to lead cities with model ordinance. Miller, we do not look at LA as model, too burdensome, prefer secondary
enforcement, use of other tools but multi-prong, doesn't know when it will be ready. pass 5-0, proceed to draft ordinance. 4/10/13
10/11/13 Ordinance introduced by BOS, 9/24/13 meeting, set for hearing, unanimously passed 10/8/13. Requires sterilization of all
covered "pit bulls" other than minimal exemptions and currently licensed dogs w/owners qualifying as "registered breeders"
(kennel permit if >4 dogs; rabies vaccination; business license; BOE Seller Permit.) 10/15/13
CITY OF BANNING (pop 28k apprx) 3/10/11 Banning City Council 2/22/11 Council Mtg received a staff report, held a public hearing,
3/8/11 adopted Beaumont (see Beamont, below) copycat ordinance due to contractual animal services relationship. Action includes
Banning ordinance, Banning penalties and Beaumont reference ordinance.
CITY OF BEAUMONT (Pop 30,000) Reference ordinance (Ord. 935, adopted 4/08) prior to fall 2009 ADOPTING amending Ordinances
960 (MSN, microchip, related items/hearings) and 961, zoning, (see 10/20 minutes below). 10/6/09 Police Chief Frank Coe, City
Council presentation of "mandatory spay neuter" ordinance patterned on 2009 state SB 250, MSN only if found in violation of
another law, other changed, 4-0 approved w/amendment, if cat impounded twice in 6 mos,, mandatory microchip. 10/20/09 Council 4-
0 (minutes extract) adopted 960 (final version) as amended, however final cat microchip provision differed: only if cat impounded
for redemption, i.e. not field citation. Dogs microchip at 4 mos.
CITY OF LA QUINTA (pop 39,964 est 2014) (non-hispanic white 63.1%) resort city
CITY OF RIVERSIDE (Pop 2015, 322,424) City Council Public Safety Committee on March 19, 2007 (Agenda) heard a citizen oral
presentation requesting imposition of limits on numbers of pets. 3/19/07 Committee Minutes Press Coverage 3/25/07 6/4/10 City
Council Land Use Committee considered/approved MSN, Microchip, MSN secondary to animal violations, 4 dog/9 cat limit,
grandfather up to 20 years, new permit system - to Council. Press coverage 6/3/10 Staff Report: Public Works 6/3 Draft
Ordinance Part 1 - Definitions Part 2 - Residential & Commercial Kennels
Part 3 - Spay, Neuter & Microchip Public Works Dept Presentation Pgs 1-6 Pgs 7-12 Pgs 13-18 NEW FILES 6/6/10 6/11/10 City Council
agenda, Tuesday, June 15 AS PUBLISHED, Discussion Calendar, Item 1 immediately following
3 pm start time of meeting. Staff Report 6/15 Proposed Amendments 6/17/10 CC unanimously passed June 15 agenda item
resolution to introduce ordinance, waive 1st reading, 2nd reading June 22, 2010. Press Coverage
6/19/10 City Council Agenda 6/22/10, Item 51, Adopt Ordinance, Waive further rdg, Regular Agenda begins 6:30 pm.
10/24/13 City Council 10/22/13 Mtg Agenda Item 16 Report, Ordinance Video Introduced, unanimous, pass.
3/8/17 City Planning Commission Agenda, March 9, 2017, 9 am, Discussion Item 5, Workshop, potential animal ordinance amendments
proposed by City staff, recommending City of Long Beach model (see above under County of LA section.)
3/9/17 documents: Staff Report Presentation Video of 3/9/17 Planning Commission Workshop 3/17/17 5/8/17 Agenda, Utility
Services/Land Use/Energy Development Committee, Planning Commission recommends Riverside Municipal Code amendments to
animal keeping and retail sale regulations within Titles 8 (Animals) and 19 (Zoning) (All Wards.) Ted White, City Planner, Kris
Martinez, Public Works Director. Report Kennel/Cattery Comparison, 27 other jurisdictions 5/8/17 Presentation 5/8/17 Video 5/16/17
SACRAMENTO COUNTY: NEW 3/24/10 Public Meetings Page
UPDATED 5/17/07 COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO where an activist coalition has been plotting a high-fee ordinance ($200
unaltered) for the last year held a workshop with the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, February 21st to
advance its "Animal Overpopulation Ordinance" into the legislative process as the first step of its plan to enact ordinances
throughout the region. The Board unanimously directed staff to proceed with developing an ordinance. Read the Coalition to Stop
Animal Overpopulation's proposal and Workshop Presentation. Contact the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors and ask
them to reject this proposal. County BOS site. The Sacramento Area Animal Coalition Sacramento Shelter Statistics 2000-2003
showing the City of Sacramento, County of Sacramento and private Sacramento SPCA in spreadsheet format with area totals and
including 2004. The proposal is mandatory s/n or $150 unaltered licensed with breeding rights or a reduced fee of $50 without
breeding rights for registered with either registry title or registry sanctioned event participation in previous 12 months. Contacts
above. Existing Sacramento County Animal law and license fees. Sacramento County Animal Care & Regulation. Comments re
proposal and existing ordinance. July 18 BOS Agenda lists at 2:30 p.m. Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic and at 3:00 p.m. -- Animal
Overpopulation Ordinance (All) (Animal Care and Regulation) (2/21/06, #43) THIS ITEM WAS CONTINUED AUGUST 1, TUESDAY, 3:30 p.
m. The July 18 agenda package (click on links on agenda) contains the proposed ordinance formatted by County Counsel to be
integrated into existing law and the staff document rationalizing the proposal as a panacea for shelter ills and revenue generator.
TAC opposition letter. The August 2 (Wednesday) agenda includes a review of department programs in the morning and the pound
seizure issue in the afternoon. Access agendas and materials from the BOS link. 8/1 BOS heard a presentation by staff and began
public testimony before continuing the matter to Tuesday, 8/15, 3:00 p.m. to continue testimony and hear followup from staff to
Supervisors' questions. 8/15 BOS took additional testimony and directed staff to develop a facilitated process to bring opposing
stakeholders to consensus for presentation January 16, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. 1/10/07 Jan. 16 Agenda (2-2:15 pm) Report Back On The
Animal Overpopulation Ordinance (All) (Animal Care and Regulation) (8/15/06, #39) (NOTE: THIS ITEM WAS CONTINUED TO FEBRUARY
27, 2007 AT 2:30 P.M.) 2/21/07 To be continued to Tuesday, April 17, 2007, 2:30 pm per 2/27 agenda. Introduced on unanimous vote
per 4/17/07 Summary
(Item 73). Staff Memo; Facilitator's Report; Fee Schedule; Strike-though Ord; Finalized Ordinance
5/17/07 BOS final vote 5/8/07 Agenda, Item 31, passed 4-1 (Roberta McGlashan)
3/18/2010 BOS 3/23/10 Tuesday mtg, 10:00 A.M. -- "Introduction Of An Ordinance Requiring Veterinarians To Report Rabies
Vaccinations To The Department Of Animal Care And Regulation; Waive Full Reading Of The Ordinance And Continue To April 6, 2010
For Adoption (Animal Care And Regulation)" Staff Report Ordinance
3/24/10 BOS Continued to workshop on Animal Care and Regulation, 4/14/10, 3:30 p.m. 4/16/10 passed 4-1 (McGlashan), continued to
5/4/10 for final adoption. 4/29/10 Bos 5/4/10 Agenda Item 37, final adoption rpt ord., New support doc, TEAM (Teaching Everyone
Animals Matter) charitable supporting organization for County shelter. 5/2/10 BOS 5/4 Mtg continued this matter to July 27, 2010.
7/22/10 BOS Agenda, 7/27/10 Mtg, Item 27 - final adoption
7/3010 Continued to August 24, 2010 at 11:15 a.m. (the Tuesday mtg.) 8/20/10 BOS Agenda 8/24/10, Item 53, 11:15 am,
"NOTE: THE FOLLOWING ITEM WILL BE CONTINUED" (requires Board action): contd to 10/5/10 @ 11 am.
9/30/10 Tuesday, 10/5/10 BOS Agenda item 31, 11 a.m. Adoption Of An Ordinance Requiring Veterinarians To Report Rabies
Vaccinations To The Department Of Animal Care And Regulation 10/11/10 Continued to November 9,
2010 at 10:45 a.m.: 11/11/10 continued to December 7, 2010, 11 A.M. 12/2/10 Staff Report recommends deferring Vet Rpting Ord to
Feb. 2012 while the new Sacramento Regional Licensing Application Form (mutli-jurisdiction) is implemented and compliance rates
compared to projected rates from rpting ord. 12/10/10 BOS unanimous: drop ord. from agenda, directed quarterly reports on
implementation of the Regional Licensing Application Program.
Updated 1/18/07 City of Rancho Cordova December 18, 2006 City Council meeting included a new animal ordinance to fit the city's
development following its incorporation and initial use of Sacramento County provisions. Considerable authority is given to the
"Neighborhood Services Supervisor". Michael Rodriquez (formerly of Stanislaus County) is the Animal Services Manager and has
been a frequent witness in favor of state bills in 2006. On 12/18 the council unanimously waived the first reading and introduced the
ordinance; January 16, 2007 agenda, second reading.
CITY OF SACRAMENTO City Council approved February 20, 2007 agenda Consent Calendar, Item 13, a Sacramento County style hi-
fee unaltered ordinance amendment newly imposing cat licensing, sales restrictions and a new administrative penalty provision,
having advanced through the Animal Care Citizens Advisory Committee and the City Council Law and Legislation Committee. City
Council Contact Information Adopted at the 2/20/07 meeting was Resolution No. 2007-110 expressly giving authority to enforce
listed state and local code sections through citation and arrest to named animal control officers. At the February 27 City Council
meeting, no action was taken but , the Council was disinterested in hearing speakers and voted to vote the matter at a future time
without additional public testimony. 2/27/07 Item 11 March 20, 2007 City Council Item 13, passed.
Animal Care Citizens Advisory Committee Minutes: 1/07 2/07
NEW ORDINANCE EFFECTIVE APRIL 19, 2007 City of Sacramento Animal Services New License Fees
5/17/2017 City Council, May 9, 2017 presented an ordinance to prohibit pet store sales of cats and dogs except from limited sources:
"9.44.800. Prohibition of sale in commercial establishments.
A. Except as provided in subsection B, a commercial establishment shall not sell or otherwise transfer a cat or dog within the Ordinance to be adopted at May 16, 2017 Council meeting.
limits of the city.
B. A commercial establishment does not violate subsection A if the dog or cat that is offered for sale or transfer is owned by:
1. An animal care services shelter;
2. An animal rescue organization that has demonstrated to the animal care
services manager that it has implemented an ongoing sterilization program and an adoption program; or
3. A humane society or society for the prevention of cruelty to animals if such society is incorporated under the provisions of
California Corporations Code sections 10400 and 5110 et seq.
C. In addition to any other remedy allowed by law, any person who violates this section is subject to the criminal penalties set
forth in section 9.44.210, and may, in addition, be subject to administrative penalties set forth in section 9.44.215."
SAN BENITO COUNTY 2 cities, county operated shelter
City of Hollister City Council May 3, 2010 Mtg Agenda included a report from Police Chief and City Attorney on a state enabled BSL-
MSN ordinance. NEW 5/7/10 9/30/10 City Council Mtg, Mon, Oct 5, 2010 Agenda: introduction of amended BSL-MSN ordinance
classifying bull breeds, Chihuahuas, mixes thereof as "restricted breeds" subject to mandatory sterilization unless exempt or
holding unaltered dog certification. Staff Report Proposed Ordinance
10/5/10 Cty Council interested in MSN all dogs, cats. 11/7/10 Council Mtg Mon 10/16, passed ord as introduced, 3-2 (ayes, Friend,
Emerson, Sanchez; noes, Gomez, Valdivia)
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Corrected 6/10/10
6/21/10 County BOS Agenda 6/22/10 Staff Report recommending breed specific ("Pit Bulls" as defined) mandatory sterilization
ordinance exempting AKC/UKC/national registry/law enforcement or service dogs/used for breeding at licensed breeding kennel;
read, continue to July 13, 2010. 6/23/10 BOS adopted, continued to 7/13/10 w/direction.
6/25/10 Board direction, "The Board directs the department to bring an ordinance for mandatory spay or neuter of all dogs in the
near future." 7/11/10 July 13, 2010 BOS Mtg Item 85 (Ordinances) staff recommends final adoption on Consent Calendar. 7/14/10
Passed on Consent Calendar, 4-0 (Ovitt absent) at July 13, 2010 BOS Meeting.
11/7/10 - BOS has approved contract with PayPal for payment of dog license and other animal program fees.
9/12/11 8/23/11 intro, 9/13/11 adoption, ordinance mandating MSN dog over 4 mos if owner violates any state/local law re owner
obligations unless vet/listed exemptions, subject to appeal of denial; MSN on impound unless owner qualifies for vet/listed
exemptions. Staff Report Ordinance 3/27/12 BOS directs staff to to research and create a framework for establishing an
animal services commission to function as an oversight & recommendation body, to include a citizen representative component
from each supervisorial district in addition to an independent veterinarian and a representative from the Department of Public
Health’s Animal Care & Control Division, and include a 5-year sunset review date. Staff Report
HESPERIA 2014, City has been considering ordinance changes including breeding regulation. August 19, 2014 City Council meeting
removed breeding permit from ordinance passed. Staff to work further.
SAN BERNARDINO City Council on 3/5/07 approved a mandatory spay/neuter ordinance for dogs, only, one of seven council members
opposed. Exceptions are for dogs used by law enforcement, veterinary excuses and dogs registered with The American Kennel
Club, the United Kennel Club or other national registry AND either have competed in a show or competition in the prior 365 days OR
attained a specified type of title from such a registry. Failure to meet any of these conditions as well as a verified, written complaint
that the owner allowed the dog to run loose or escape; owner has violated any animal law or the dog has been determined
dangerous will result in revocation or denial of an unaltered dog license. Existing unaltered dog licenses are $60.00. Cat licensing
is voluntary, and cats are not included in the new ordinance. Staff report and ordinance. NEW 3/10/07
SAN DIEGO COUNTY:
Chula Vista NEW 2/26/12 City Council, Tuesday, 2/28/12 meeting agenda includes an action item, Staff presentation of proposed
animal ordinance amendments nothwithstanding many advisory meetings since fall '11 with citizens, recommending intro/waive first
reading: "ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CHULA VISTA REVISING TITLE 6 ANIMALS OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE AND ADDING NEW SECTION
061 DEFINITIONS SECTION 262 MANDATORY SPAY/NEUTERING SECTION 632 MICROCHIPPING AND SECTION 633 GENERALLY". Staff
Report 2/28/12 CV Existing Ordinance
Chula Vista Proposed Ordinance, 2/28/12 3/1/12 @2/28 Mtg Some contentious items removed, further action pending: 3/13/12
Council Agenda item 3, Ordinance, Second Reading, for adoption. Staff email: "The pet housing requirements for pet sellers was
removed. The reptile provision was modified as requested by the reptile representatives. The seeing eye dog provisions for food
establishments was changed to service animals." 3/10/12
3/13/12 Council adopted ordinance, 2nd reading, rejected requests to postpone, continue stakeholder input.
9/12/12 @9/11 Council mtg, additional ordinance amendment approved with minor changes; 2nd rdg, Tues, 9/25/12.
10/2/12 FINAL ordinance passed 4-1 on Tuesday, 9/25/12.
IMPERIAL BEACH introduced amendments to its animal ordinance featuring an "owner/guardian" substitution with the intent to
place on owners a "higher burden" and definition: "“Owner/guardian" means any person, other than a veterinarian or operator of a
kennel, who owns, keeps, or harbors an animal for at least fifteen (15)days. If an animal has more than one owner/ guardian then all
such persons jointly and severally responsible for the duties imposed on an owner/guardian in this Chapter." updated 7/7 At its
July 5 meeting, the Imperial Beach City Council unanimously passed the guardian proposal. Second and final passage July 19,
Oceanside Pop 2012: 171,293 (100% urban, 0% rural) City Council: 1/7/15 agenda report, discussion, possible intro ordinance to regulate
retail sale of cats/dogs. Staff Report 1/5/15 Council introduced ordinance with one word change, "born" on premises instead of
"bred" in non-commercial breeder exemption (not definition), 3-2 vote. 1/10/15 Council Mtg 1/21/15, Agenda Item 21, adoption of
modified ordinance. Staff Report, 1/21/15. 1/18/15
SOLANA BEACH Pop 13,449 July, 2015 Affluent beach community 4/13/16 City Council Member Lesa Heebner requested, approved, City
Manager to agendize pet store sale ban ordinance. 5/25/16 City Council meeting received a staff report and citizen support,
approved going forward, anticipated 6/22/16 meeting. 5/25 Item Video 6/21/16 Agenda, 6/22/16 meeting, Item C.-C.1 Introduce (1st
Reading) Ordinance 461 Regulating Retail Pet Sales; Staff Report including draft ordinance.
7/28/16 July 13, 2016 City Council approved ordinance 5-0; July 13, 2016 Staff Report.
VISTA Pop 98,000. 2014
8/24/15 City Council agenda item, Aug 24, 2015 meeting, proposed ordinance: pet store sales ban or w/breeder provision. 8/26/15
Deferred for study; return in September. 9/23/15 Council passes prohibition of retail store sales except rescue/adoptions, 3-2 vote.
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO made 3 separate amendments to its animal ordinance in late 2005 including spay/neuter
and breeding regulations specifically for Pit Bulls. San Francisco Commission on Animal Control and Welfare meets monthly,
second Thursday except December, City Hall. Agendas, Minutes & More
Lawmaking body is Board of Supervisors, 11 members, elected by district. 2/11/2017 Ordinance to restrict pet shop sales to only
Animal Care or Rescue sources of dogs or cats, BOS Agenda 2/14/17, passed 11-0, Supes Farrell, Cohen reqest addition as co-
sponsors. 2/16/17 C&CSF Board of Supervisors link.
SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY:
7/13/06 CITY OF LODI on July 5 approved dog and cat license fee and other shelter fee increases despite an estimate of only
15.6% compliance. Unaltered licenses rise from $20 to $50 and altered from $6 to $10. Low cost s/n vouchers for low income
residents were also approved. The Lodi Record reports that license fee increases will not take effect until February 1, 2007. Lodi,
which has its own animal shelter, is one of 7 cities in San Joaquin County (population estimated 613,500): Escalon, Lathrop, Lodi,
Manteca, Ripon, Stockton, and Tracy.
CITY OF MANTECA Manteca Animal Services City Contact Directory Manteca City Council Meeting, 8/18/08 agenda item C.2,
Police Chief's recommendation to introduce CA SB 861 (2005) enabled breed specific "pit bull" ordinance: Introduced, passed first
reading. (See Ripon, below for model.) 9/2/08 Council Agenda Item No. A.07 (page 19 of PDF doc) waive final reading and adopt
ordinance. 9/3/08 Ordinance adopted, 5-0. 9/5/08 ORDINANCE
3/14/09 March 17, 2009 Council agenda Item C.1, introduce MSN ordinance for ALL dogs. 4/6/09 Council Agenda Police 1.CC Waive
1st rdg/introduce Ord 1434, msn all dogs/microchip redeemed dogs/cats, Staff Report. 3/14/09 minutes extract 4/16/09 Confirming
4/7/09 minutes, Council vote 4-0, oppose intro of MSN ord.
Updated 1/25/08 CITY OF STOCKTON at the 9/11/07 City Council meeting passed a number of ordinance changes and fee
increases ($100 unaltered dog/cat licenses, 1/2 rate Seniors over 55 & microchip required) expected to be enacted by the County,
as well. Stockton City/San Joaquin County Shelter
UPDATED 9/11/06 CITY OF RIPON August 15 City Council introduced a SB 861 enabled ordinance based on the original San
Francisco version but adding Bull Terriers and Miniature Bull Terriers. 8/15/06 Minutes The ordinance was adopted unanimously on
September 5 and will be effective date October 5. Copying SF wording resulted in use of the guardian term in the proposal but is
undefined and not in the existing municipal code.
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
New 6/20/08 County Grand Jury Report, “Animal Shelter Services — What’s Going On,” June 2008
SAN MATEO COUNTY: Historical San Mateo County POP Information
4/29/07 3 year extension of San Mateo County contract with Peninsula Humane Society. County-20 Cities Contract.
7/10/11 April, 2011, BOS, 4 year extension of San Mateo County contract with Peninsula Humane Society/20cities, to June 30, 2015.
AMENDED DANGEROUS ANIMAL ORDINANCE WAS ADOPTED BY THE 20 CITIES WITH ADDITIONAL VARIATIONS, 2005
January 10 & 24, 2006 Council Meetings City of Belmont is now considering its amendments to incorporate SMC provisions into
its animal ordinance. Belmont was the first SMC city to enact the "Pet Overpopulation Ordinance" in November, 1994, including
substituting the SMC limit/fancier permit for no limit. The ordinance was last amended in 2003 and has not updated its fee schedule
(codified rather than set by resolution.)
City Attorney Report
City of Millbrae, one of 20 San Mateo County cities, enacting the County amended dangerous dog provisions revised its entire
animal ordinance. Only Millbrae and East Palo Alto still had NO limit laws. The new part time police chief proposed a 3 dog/3cat limit
with police issued permit for more and 4 of any other pet species with police issued permit PLUS County "Pet Overpopulation"
provisions and cat licensing and mandatory rabies vaccination. Introduced as new business on October 25, the matter was
continued to the November 8 meeting.
Millbrae, California City Council agenda animal control material, October 25, 2005
October 25, 2005 Minutes for Animal Control Agenda Item
November 8, 2005 City Council Agenda "Addendum to Animal Control Staff Report" 11/1/2005
from Thomas R. Hitchcock, part time Chief of Police from Brisbane argued that numerical limits are reasonable; cat licensing is "not
crucial," but "Spaying/neutering is recommended by PHS precisely because they want to avoid euthanasia." He then incorrectly
implied that the county ordinance was enacted in 1970. The second page was a list of limits in SMC jurisdictions. "Addendum to
Animal Control Staff Report"
At the November 8 meeting, the Millbrae City Council introduced the new ordinance and passed it, 5-0.
Millbrae City Council Minutes, November 3, 2005 The ordinance second reading was unanimously approved on the Consent
Calendar on November 22. New 2/07/07 Millbrae Cat law and regulations, 2006 New 3/21/07 Ordinance
New 6/11/07 City Council comments re Animal Control Contract Renewal 3/4/12 Midnight, last remnants of MPD, after 63 years - 8
Crown Vics and an F-150. Not a surprising end. SMC Sheriff's Department, in charge.
CITY OF SAN CARLOS, another San Mateo County city that amended its limit law downward from 3 to 2 in conjunction with the
county dangerous animal amendment. Existing law provided police department administered permits for excess dogs or cats only
for rescue purposes (up to 4 months) or "exigent circumstances" necessary for the health and safety of the property owner or
resident. The new law, effective January 12, 2006, includes a $100 (established by resolution) per animal permit for more than two
dogs or two cats that go outdoors. The ordinance copy was furnished by the City Clerk. Note that list of sections is not complete
and some additional provisions from the prior San Carlos ordinance are included, however, previous permit sections are repealed.
There are no breeding permits, cat licensing/rabies or s/n on second impound provisions.
San Carlos Ordinance - 2006
COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA CITIES: GOLETA LOMPOC SANTA BARBARA SANTA MARIA SOLVANG CARPENTERIA
County Board of Supervisors (5 members) Animal Services
3/26/08 As noted in Lompoc, below, County Animal Services Director Jan Glick favors "mandatory spay neuter" and a draft proposal
for the County has been developing for months. 4/28/08 AC has requested BOS agenda item for the May 6 meeting to receive a
report and provide direction on the development of the MSN ordinance; authorize outreach efforts for public input; and direct
return and plan for implementation. This was approved and set at the 4/22/08 BOS meeting, sponsored by Supervisors Carbajal and
Gray, motion by Wolf, second by Gray, unanimously carried. May 6, 2008 agenda. 5/7/08 Proposed action not adopted; BOS to
appoint 11 member task force, 2 appointees per Supervisor (4) and 3 per Chair. 5/8/08 Extract 5/6/08 minutes, motion passed 4-1
(Firestone): "Create a task force to include County staff and selected members of the community/stakeholder groups (two members
from the Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Supervisorial Districts, three members from the First Supervisorial District) and to return to
the Board as appropriate with proposed draft language for a spay/neuter ordinance." 7/29/08 Applications for the Task Force on
Local Spay/Neuter Ord. are due by Friday, July 25, 5 p.m.
9/24/08 The first meeting of the newly appointed Task Force was held today, 5:30 pm at the County Health Dept, with future meetings
scheduled 10/8, 10/15, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3, 1/7, 1/21 at 3:30 pm. The 10/15 and 11/19 meetings are to be in Buellton at a yet to be
determined location. 10/29/08 Spay Neuter Action Plan Meeting Agenda & Minutes 11/18 /08 Remaining 2008 meetings cancelled
due to Tea Fire. Next meeting Wed., January 7, 2009. 2/5/09 Next meeting 2/18, guest speaker Dr. John Hamil. 5/22/09 Next mtg,
Wed., 5/27, 4-6 pm, BOS Conf Room, SB. BOS Hearing Room, Santa Maria. Teleconference site, Finalizing task force project.
5/29/09 Task Force refers MSN, 6-5 vote, tie broken by Chair, to County Counsel. Task Force to meet in fall prior to BOS taking up
revised ordinance. 9/25/09 Task Force Mtg 9/21/09 reviewed proposed ordinance, MSN: dogs/cats>6mos, vet exemption only, to
BOS 10/20/09 to set hearing, anticipated 1st reading 11/3, 2nd reading 12/1. 9/29/09 Handout from 9/21/09 Task Force meeting
(includes proposed ord. provisions); minor changes approved at meeting, not yet available in print.
11/15/09 BOS hearings culminated 11/10/09 meeting introducing/1st reading, directing further amendment of ordinance per
Attachment 8 of Public Health Memorandum dated November 6, 2009 (drops licensing for altered cats), set for second/final reading
12/1/09 BOS mtg. Reference BOS documents: 10/20/09 Background on Pet Overpopulation (graphic algorithm) Department of Public
Health Letter 10/20/09 - Spay Neuter Task Force Report and Recommendations SB County Animal Services Presentation 11/3/09
12/3/09 BOS adopts 3 ayes, 1 no, 1 abstain, amended ord/fees, effective 1/1/10: MSM dogs/cats >6 mos. unless combo
unaltered/breeder license, requires vet. certificate, no disqualifications. No altered cat lic. $250.00 penalty, failure to license.
12/7/10 Minutes 9/5/14 Revisions to Dangerous Dog ordinance under review. 11/3/14 BOS Mtg in Santa Barbara , 11/4/14 Dangerous
dog, other ordinance revisions,1st reading, November 3, 2014, 2nd rdg 12/2/14. Board Letter Ord changes: General Dangerous
11/6/2014 Board deferred action. 2/13/2017 Ord. No. 4948, 11-17-2015 revised the dangerous dog and other provisions
(Presentation,) and cities contracting with the County for animal services have adopted these or will.
CITY OF BUELLTON New 3/18/11 [Pop. <5k, white/hispanic apprx 59%/36%] City Council, 3/10/11 introduced, passed 4-0, County of Santa
Barbara MSN provisions. County is the animal services contract provider.
CITY OF CARPENTERIA New 9/23/15 Pop 13,671, 48.7% hispanic/46.6% non-hispanic white) City Council 9/14/15, public hearing on dog/cat MSN
w/exemptions, more, based on Ventura County model, passed 5-0. Staff Report. Effective 7/1/2016, City Info Sheet - CAUTION -
DIFFERENT FROM REST OF SANTA BARBARA COUNTY Ord. No. 704 , § 2, 12-14-2015 2/2017
CITY OF GOLETA April, 2012 City Council approved county-style ordinance, 4-1 vote. Goleta Municipal Code link. 2/2017
CITY OF LOMPOC Pop 44,164, 2015 NEW 5/4/06 City Council considered and continued recommendation "that the City Council consider
the future amendment of the Lompoc City Code’s animal control ordinances, to strengthen penalties and control requirements for
specific dog breeds exhibiting dangerous or potentially dangerous behavior toward persons or other animals; and give appropriate
direction to Staff." Lompoc Record
Updated 9/21/06 The City Council introduced and passed 4-1 an ordinance, redrafted in accordance with Council direction at its 9/5
meeting requiring sterilization of ALL dogs (rather than BSL), with some exception. 9/19/06 Memo The 9/5 Staff Report had included
a letter from Santa Barbara County Animal Services Director, Jan Glick, stating interest in pursuing a Los Angeles County style
ordinance for the entire county which provides animal services by contract to Lompoc. An extensive report on the provision of
animal services in Santa Barbara County was provided along with the City's contract renewal. Updated 9/30/06 October 3, City
Council agenda, Consent calendar lists this ordinance with a memo from Keefe stating effective date 11/3 with "rolling" 90--day
grace period as dog licenses renew over 1st yr. 5/26/07 Revised document links for ongoing reference.
CITY OF SANTA BARBARA 3/2/2010 City Council mtg, adopted motion to discuss County (see above) ordinance issues as requested
by 2 members, House, White. 6/25/10 City Council Special Ordinance Committee Meeting, Bendy White, Ordinance Committee Chair
6/29/10 @ NOON, Council Chamber, discussing County-copy ordinance amendments. Passed, return to Council later. 8/20/10 City
Council Ordinance Com. 8/24/10 Mtg 12:30 pm (prior to Council @ 2 pm) Agenda recommends review draft language to amend animal
ord. to require proof of veterinary counseling to license unaltered dog and implement licensing all cats, Draft Vet. Cert. ; 8/24/10
9/30/10 Tues., Oct. 5, 2010 City Council Mtg, 2 p.m. Agenda Item 5, introduce new ordinance re "City Licensing Requirements for the
Keeping of Dogs and Cats Which Have Not Been Spayed or Neutered and Imposing a New Licensing Requirement for Unaltered
Cats." Staff Report Ordinance Draft Scheme parallel's County with unspecified surcharges to be set by annual resolution. To
be reviewed 3 years after adoption. 10/11/10 City Council Mtg, Tues, October 12, 2010, 2 pm, Item 3, Adoption of Ordinance 12/2/10
Dec 7, 2010 City Council agenda: proposed new license fee schedule dogs, adding unaltered cats per ordinance, by Resolution.
Note, 8/1/10 Police Department contract with Irving, Texas based PetData commenced for license issuance. 7/7/11 City Council
7/12/11 agenda item, approve Animal Control Shelter Services Agreement With The County Of Santa Barbara $274,401.
CITY OF SANTA MARIA Pop 105,000+ June 2016, Santa Maria City Council adopted a "Responsible Pet Owner" ordinance based on the
County version, as updated (County dangerous dog restrictions alternate to euthanasia if determined viscious,) and some
adjustments. 6/7/16 Staff Report 6/7/16 minutes, hearing, vote. Requires annual unaltered animal license with veterinary
certificate, includes breeding license, subject to requirements and restrictions, for all unaltered dogs as well as cats, not otherwise
required to be licensed. 2/7/17 City Council declines consideration of pet store ordinance to restrict pet sales.
CITY OF SOLVANG Pop 5741, 2016 Enacted county provisions for unaltered dog and cat licenses, 2011.
SANTA CLARA COUNTY
Application for Animal Advisory Commission
Save Our Fairgrounds Yahoo Group, county fairgrounds re-development issues before BOS New 11/21/07 Santa Clara County
Animal Ordinance Board of Supervisors on April 25, 2006 voted 3-2 to approve a "Guardian" ordinance substituting
"owner/guardian" for owner. Staff Report, 4/25/06. ORDINANCE. Final adoption, May 2, 3-2 vote. New 5/20/08 On May 8, 2008 the
BOS Legislative Committee (Kniss, Yeager) approved a Resolution of Support for (2007) CA AB 1634 based soley on support
materials for the bill as heard in committee last July without vote. Minutes The Santa Clara County BOS had been listed as a
supporter last year without recorded board action. The current recommendation is expected to be on the June 3 BOS agenda.
5/28/08 June 3, 2008, BOS Agenda Item 28 includes the request for approval of the Resolution of Support for AB 1634,as amended
7/3/07. 6/3/08 BOS Resolution approved 3 (McHugh, Alvarado, Yeager) - 2 (Gage, Kniss) 8-9/10 BOS refers SB861 enabled BSL-MSN
proposal to Animal Commission for consideration: on agenda 9/16/10 Thu, 6:30 pm. 2/8/11 2/17/11 Commission agenda, review
data/info re "pit bulls", bite data, possible BSL-MSN, other proposals, including amendments to dangerous dog ordinance. 3/25/11
UPDATED 6/27/07 CITY OF SAN JOSE "San José Animal Care & Services hosted its 3rd Town Hall Meeting on July 27th,
2006. "You are cordially invited to participate in a meeting to discuss ACS recommended changes to the City of San Jose's current
animal ordinances. These ordinances will directly effect the community and some changes may also impact rescue groups. The
agenda will include a summary of recommended ordinance changes along with Q & A. If time permits other issues of interest may
be addressed at this meeting as well. Hope to see you there. Sincerely, Jon Cicirelli, Deputy Director - SJ Animal Care & Services".
Cicirelli is a director of the California Animal Control Directors Association (CACDA) of which Marcia Mayeda (LA County) is current
president and other board members include Pat Claerbout of Sacramento County and Rob Miller of Riverside County, all with recent
or current legislative activity. At that meeting, a 4-page memorandum was distributed describing but omitting many details of
proposed changes to the Municipal Code including a "guardian" provision and "mandatory spay/neuter" of the single permissible
unaltered dog or cat (current law) based on provisions similar to County of Los Angeles (enacted) and County of Sacramento
(proposed) as well as being "treated as a commercial breeder".
San Jose City Council San Jose Municipal Code - Title 7 - Animals 2005 San Jose Euthansia Statistics
San Jose Animal Care and Services (SJACS) Program Bi-Annual Update, dated 12/4/06
3/12/07 April 10, 2007 is the latest target date for proposed ordinance amendments to reach the City Council. Sunshine Ordinance
requires final draft to be available online at least 10 days prior to Council date.
3/30/07 Draft ordinance. No MSN provisions; changes from current ordinance (above) are not indicated.
April 10, 1:30 p.m. City Council chambers, San José City Hall, 200 East Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA 95113
4/2/07 Staff Memorandum dated March 21, 2007, analyzing proposed changes with recommendations.
4/9/07 Amended agenda for 4/10 Council mtg. , Item 5.2 "Recommended deferral to 5/1/07 in the evening, perMinutes
administration." Attachment ordinance 4/19/07 Memorandum from Jon Cicirelli, Deputy Director, Animal Care and Services
summarizing “significant” changes. 4/27/07 May 1, 2007, 7 p.m. Council Agenda Supplemental Attachment (2508 KB file, table
referencing changes, additional technical amendments red-lined) Approve ord. & infraction list.
4/30/07 Memorandum of Councilmember Pete Constant re Agenda Item 5.2, detailing his proposed amendments.
5/2/07 Proposed ordinance being amended, to return in June. 5/6/07 See Specific items listed in Agenda Synopsis.
6/12/07 Revised ordinance set for consideration, 6/19/07 Council Agenda (evening). City Attorney memorandum explains changes.
6/19/07 Ordinance with "guardian" provisions passed, First Reading. 6/27/07 Synopsis of amendments passed 6/19; final adoption
6/26. Animal Care Bi-Annual Update to Neighborhood Services Com, 6/14.
COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ
City of Watsonville City Council August 26, 2008 agenda Item 8.2 reviews options to increase controls over dangerous dogs. Staff
Report. 8/26/08 City Council rejected pursuing breed specific approach and will develop other options. 8/27/08
SOLANO COUNTY: Board of Supervisors on April 25, 2006 introduced and passed 5-0 an ordinance to prohibit "open field
coursing" as defined in an earlier version of state legislation, AB 2110, as a misdemeanor crime.
(See AB 2146, bill dropped, but analyses include state law issues applicable to local regulation of hunting.)
SONOMA COUNTY: (2006) ANIMAL WELFARE ADVISORY COMMITTEE will hear and take comment on proposed animal regulation
revisions -- including breed specific s/n of Pit Bulls with limited exceptions including AKC or UKC registration and "trained or kept
for the purpose of shows, field trials and agility trials." Dangerous and vicious provisions amendments follow San Mateo County
model." Documents are available at
http://www.theanimalshelter.org/pdf/draft_ordinance.pdf or http://www.theanimalshelter.org
The Board of Supervisors hearing was held Tuesday, April 18, 2006, and finally adopted at the April 25 BOS meeting:
"AGRICULTURAL COMMISSIONER - 33. County Animal Regulation Ordinance Amendment Ordinance amending Chapter 5 of the
Sonoma County Code, the Sonoma County Animal Regulation Ordinance, with respect to potentially dangerous and vicious animals
(Ready for Adoption) + Authorize the Chairman to send letters to the cities encouraging similar ordinances." 8/8/2007 Sonoma
County BOS will be setting for hearing on Aug. 28, 2007 at 2:15 p.m. a resolution increasing fees and adding new fees for Animal
Care and Control Division. 8/17/07 BOS Consent agenda includes approval of renewal of 1 yr contract w/2 options for 1 yr renewal
for shelter vet services with John Strathman, DVM., not to exceed $104,325 for FY 2007/08. 8/4/09 BOS to Review the Animal Care
and Control Strategic Plan and accept new Mission and Vision Statements; Accept report and staff recommendations on
implementation of management audit recommendations. Note, Cathy V. Neville, new Director, Animal Care & Control Division, as of
7/14/09. Reference: Sonoma County 2008-09 Grand Jury Report; 2006 Management Review
City of Cloverdale City of Cotati CIty of Healdsburg provider Sonoma Humane Society
City of Petaluma: Petaluma Animal Services
City of Rohnert Park Rohnert Park Animal Shelter City Council unanimously approved an SB 861 authorized ordinance requiring
sterilization of all "Pit Bulls." Ordinance 752 is effective March 14, 2006. No opposition was reported. Rohnert Part also has a
guardian provision in its current ordinance.
City of Santa Rosa on September 5, 2006 considered a County parallel ordinance including BSL provisions, but the Council
deferred action and directed the City Attorney to draft a number of more stringent provisions. 9/5 Minutes Updated 10/18/06 The
revised ordinance was introduced and passed on October 17.
City of Sebastopol provider Sonoma Humane Society City of Sonoma
Town of Windsor on June 21, 2006 introduced and passed a Sonoma county type ordinance requiring spay/neuter of "Pit Bulls".
STANISLAUS COUNTY Stanislaus County Code - Title 7 Animals updated 3/15 Stanislaus County Animal Services
*County pop. over 500K, growing 2% annually; 9 incorporated cities: Ceres Hughson Modesto Newman Oakdale Patterson Riverbank Turlock Waterford (Note:
Turlock & Oakdale have city animal control/shelters) ; unincorporated Stanislaus County includes: Bret Harte Bystrom Del Rio Denair East Oakdale Empire
Grayson Hickman Keyes Riverdale Park Salida Shackelford West Modesto Westley
Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors by 3-2 vote in 2005 enacted $100 dog license with qualifying discount, and $100 litter
permits for both dogs and cats based on the San Mateo County model plus City of Los Angeles provisions. BOS on August 1, 2006
introduced and approved 4-1, Mayfield voting no (first vote) ordinance amendments recommended by new Director Michael
McFarland to eliminate the provision for a 3-citizen panel comprising "Animal Court" as an administrative forum to be replaced with
a rotating panel of attorney hearing officers and designate this as the administrative body to hear potentially dangerous/dangerous
dog petitions rather than the judicial procedure provided by state law. A Modesto Bee article of 12/6/06 reports, "In an effort to
reduce the use of euthanasia by 45 percent over the next five years, McFarland suggests that the county require all dogs and cats
older than 6 months to be sterilized." (Note, McFarland left position in late 2007.)
New 7/6/08 Stanislaus County Grand Jury 2007-08, Report No. 08-07 concluded that the Animal Services
Department was on track to complete the needed adequate facility and continue funding of s/n services.
Stanislaus County Animal Services - Fiscal Year Statistical Spreadsheet 1987 - December 2007
The BOS has set Tuesday, July 15 at 6:35 p.m. for introduction of ordinance to change license and Animal Services fees, notably
unaltered dog license from $100 to $150. Item 22-B (entire file) 2675kb
Individual items of general interest: Staff Report 2008 Fee Schedule Dog License Monthly Comparison Chart Comparison
Survey: Dog License & Reclaim/Impound Fees
Comparison Survey: Adoption, Quarantine, Board, Microchip, Owner Surrender & Vaccination Fees
7/18/08 Introduction/waived first reading fee ordinance, unanimous; Minutes.
3/3/15 Stanislaus County Title 7 was revised in 2013. Check current code for citations.
TULARE COUNTY POP 397k+ Dinuba Exeter Farmersville Lindsay Porterville Tulare Visalia Woodlake
1/26/11 City of Visalia (Pop 93k) City Council, 1/24/11, Item 13 adopted resolution raising animal fees, $75 unaltered dog, $250 breeder
permit and more, approved by Citizens Advisory Committee 1/12/11. Animal Control contract service provider is Valley Oak SPCA.
Detailed Staff Report (NOTE: County Code differs from Visalia Muni Code)
VENTURA COUNTY 2012 County Proposed Ordinance MSN "Pit Bulls": presented to cities (exempts AKC/UKC/"other national
registry; law enforcement; veterinary; ID under appeal). 11/5/13 Ventura County BOS Agenda Item 18, proposed ord. amendments
MSN/breeding permits, cats/dogs, commercial sales ban, more: rationale is "no kill" goal. Staff Letter. Proposed Ordinance
(strikethrough version). Hearing Video 11/5/13
Passed 4-1 (Chair Peter Foy), w/minor amendment s/n age to 6 mos. See language in 11/5/13 minutes (6th page.)
Simi Valley City Council, 3/26/12 Agenda item 7A, "Request for direction regarding an ordinance proposed by Ventura County
Animal Services requiring the spaying and neutering of pit bulls." Staff Memorandum
3/26/12 Continued, insufficient information.
City of Ventura
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