DOWNEY – The city’s contracted animal control agency will soon send its workers to check properties for unlicensed dogs.
The City Council on Tuesday is set to approve a $53,650 contract with the Southeast Area Animal Control Authority.
Starting in October, SEAACA workers will conduct house-to-house checks of the entire city.
The sweep was requested by Councilman Luis Marquez.
Those with unlicensed dogs will have to get the dogs their shots and then show proof of the vaccinations before a dog will be given a license.
The report to the City Council doesn’t mention any fees or fines, but it’s typical for residents to be charged money for having unlicensed dogs.