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LONG BEACH (CALIF.) CITY CODE & DOG LAWS

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excessive barking is a violation of the Long Beach municipal code
Please know that excessive barking is a violation of the municipal code and we can follow-up. Typically, the best way to initiate the process is to call: (562) 570-7387 and to log the complaint with Animal Control.  They will follow-up with a notice of complaint letter and give the resident 10 days to take care of the problem voluntarily.  If they do not take care of the problem, Animal Control will need you to initiate a formal complaint (written) with petition. click: link to more resources online.

DOG LAW FOR YOUR SAFETY AND PROTECTION
Long Beach Laws Concerning Canines
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IT'S THE LAW in Long Beach to license your pet. You can do so at the Long Beach Animal Care Center, 7700 E. Spring Street, Long Beach, California 90815, (562) 570-7387, Normal Hours of Operation, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and holidays.

License Fee Schedule for 2012:

 

Long Beach/Los Alamitos/
Signal Hill

Cerritos

Seal Beach

Unaltered

$95

$20

$65 

Altered

$20

$10

$12 

Senior Unaltered

n/a

$10

$32.50 

Senior Altered

$10

$5

$6

Replacement Tag

$10

$10

$10

Late Penalty Fee    

$30

n/a

n/a

Cat Altered (LB only)

$10

n/a

n/a

CLICK HERE for a registration form to register your pet.

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6.08.010 Dog Tag Required/Worn at all times.
No person shall own or have in custody or control any dog, male or female, over the age of four months, within the city without at all times having upon such dog a collar or harness to which shall be securely fastened a tag as provided in this chapter. Said tag may be issued at any time during the calendar year and may be issued for a period of twelve months. The tag shall be obtained from the director or from the office of the tax collector, inscribed with the letters and words "L.B. Dog Tag" and with the serial number of the tag. The tax shall be sufficient only during the period for which the tag is issued. (Ord. C-6096 § 1 (part), 1984: prior code § 5610.12).


6.16.310 Dog Beach Zone. ORDINANCE NO. C-7859
Notwithstanding any other Ordinance or Rule of the City of Long Beach, dogs may be permitted, during the below mentioned times of day, on that part of the beach of the City of Long Beach bounded between the halfway point between Argonne and St. Joseph Avenues (the eastern boundary) and the halfway point between Roycroft and Quincy Avenues (the eastern boundary) from the waterline to the designated boundary markers located approximately 60 yards from the water line (the northern boundary) to be designated by appropriate posting by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine. Dogs are permitted on this designated part of the beach for the purpose of exercise. The hours that dogs may be so on the beach shall be set at the discretion of the Director of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine. Permission for dogs to be on this designated area of the beaches of the City of Long Beach may be revoked at any time by the Director of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine by appropriate posting at the designated area mentioned above.

With regard to said use of this designated part of the beach of the City of Long Beach:
A. The dog exercise area must be accessed from adjacent parking lot in 90-degree angle to the marked boundaries of the dog exercise area.
B. Each dog must be under the control of an adult, and only one dog per adult is permitted. The dog must be under visual and voice control by owner/guardian at all times. Dogs that do not respond to voice commands are not permitted.
C. All dogs must wear a collar with current tags.
D. All dogs must have current vaccinations and licenses.
E. As a condition of admission to such dog exercise area, the owner/guardian of such dog shall use a suitable container or instrument to remove dog feces and shall dispose of it in waste containers provided for that purpose.
F. Aggressive dogs are not permitted.
Owners are legally responsible for any injury caused by their dogs.
G. Dogs shall not be left unattended.
H. Dogs under four (4) months old are not permitted.
I. Female dogs in heat are not permitted.
J. Professional dog trainers may not use the dog exercise area to conduct classes or individual instruction.
K. Children shall be accompanied by an adult and shall not run, shout, scream, wave their arms, or otherwise excite or antagonize dogs.
L. Bicycles, roller blades, roller skates, skateboards, strollers, and the like, are not permitted. Wheelchairs and other aids for the disabled are permitted.
M. Spiked collars on dogs are not permitted.
N. The owner/guardian of a dog must have in his/her possession a leash for the dog which shall be worn by the dog at all times that the dog is ingressing/egressing the dog exercise area.
O. Dog owners/guardians shall provide drinking water for their dogs.
P. No food of any kind is permitted in the dog exercise area during the designated hours.
Q. Dog owners/guardians shall otherwise comply with all rules governing the beaches and relevant parking regulations.
R. No one shall play any team sport including but not limited to football, baseball, soccer, rugby and volleyball during the designated dog exercise hours. The use of a frisbee or a small, retrievable ball is permitted.
S. Use of the dog exercise area by the dog shall constitute implied consent of the dog's owner to all regulations and shall constitute a waiver of liability to the City of Long Beach and an agreement to protect, defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the City of Long Beach, its officials and employees for any injury or damage caused by a dog when the dog is not on a leash.

6.12.040 Dog bite-Report.
Any person having knowledge that any dog has bitten any person shall immediately and without delay advise the director or the police department of such fact, furnishing such information as he may possess relative to the identity of the animal and its owner, or the person in care, custody and control of such animal, and the person bitten. (Prior code § 5610.32).

6.12.110 Rabies Inoculation-Required.
No person shall keep, own or harbor any dog in the city, for a period of thirty days or more unless:
A. Such dog has been inoculated with chick embryo rabies vaccine within the last preceding two years; or
B. Such dog has been inoculated with nerve tissue rabies vaccine within the last preceding year; or
C. Such dog is less than four months of age; or
D. Such dog is in such a state of health that inoculation at the time would be hazardous to the life of the dog, as evidenced by the written, dated and signed statement of any licensed veterinarian, and approved by the authority of the health officer. Such statement shall provide exemption from the requirements of this section for a maximum period of one year, unless such statement is endorsed for a different period of time by authority of the health officer. The health officer shall not authorize the endorsement of the statement for any period of time unless the illness of the dog requires it. (Prior code § 5610.53).

6.16.050 Selling animals on public place.
No person shall sell, offer or display for sale, barter, or give any live animal to any person on any public street or other public place within the city other than to a person maintaining a fixed place of business wherein such animals are sold. (Prior code § 5610.6).

6.16.060 Animal shop-Location restricted.
No person shall establish, conduct, or maintain any store or place of business in which dogs, monkeys, cats, guinea pigs, mice or rats are sold or kept for sale, or carry on the business of dealing in any of such animals within fifty feet of any residence, dwelling house, hotel, theater, or within five hundred feet of any schoolhouse or church. (Prior code § 5610.7).

6.16.090 Dogs prohibited on beaches or schoolgrounds. (see an update above 6.16.310 Dog Exercise Area on the Beach)
A. No person owning, having a proprietary interest in, harboring or having the care, charge, control, custody or possession of a dog shall permit such dog to be upon any of the beaches or public schoolgrounds.
B. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection A of this section or of Section 16.16.010 of this code, dogs, and no other animals, may be permitted on the beach bikepath and on the beach immediately adjacent to said bikepath and in no other locations of the beach and only during special events where such dogs are present pursuant to authorization contained in a special event permit issued by the city pursuant to Chapter 5.60 of this code which permit contains terms and conditions governing indemnification, supervision, cleanup and control relating to the presence of dogs at such special events. (Ord. C-7182 1, 1994: prior code 5610.21).

6.16.100 Dog leash required.
A. No person owning, having a proprietary interest in, harboring or having the care, charge, control, custody or possession of a dog, shall permit such dog to be in or upon any public street, park or other public place unless such dog is upon a secure leash not more than eight feet long held continuously in the hands of a responsible person capable of controlling the dog, or unless the dog is securely confined within an automobile, or in or upon any unenclosed lot or premises, unless the dog is securely leashed upon the unenclosed lot or premises; provided, however, that this section shall not apply to any such person who is in possession or operating within the terms of a valid, unrevoked permit from the city for the conduct of obedience or other types of trial or show of dogs in or upon any public place.
B. This Section shall not apply to dogs under the control of a responsible person in a fenced dog exercise area in a city park, or portion of a city park, approved and designated for that purpose by the City Council.
C. The following regulations and limitations shall apply to all dog exercise areas:
1. Designated off-leash exercise areas will be open from six o'clock (6:00) A.M. to ten o'clock (10:00) P.M.
2. As a condition of admission to such dog exercise areas, the owner of such dog(s) shall use a suitable container or instrument to remove dog feces and shall dispose of it in waste containers for that purpose.
3. Aggressive dogs are not permitted. Owners are legally responsible for any injury caused by their dogs.
4. All dogs must be under visual and voice control by their owners at all times.
5. Dogs shall not be left unattended.
6. Dogs under four (4) months old are not permitted.
7. All dogs must have current vaccinations and licenses.
8. Female dogs in heat are not permitted.
9. Professional dog trainers may not use the dog exercise areas to conduct classes or individual instruction.
10. Professional dog handlers and walkers shall have a City business license.
11. Children shall be accompanied by an adult and shall not run, shout, scream, wave their arms, or otherwise excite or antagonize dogs.
12. Bicycles, roller blades, roller skates, skateboards, strollers, and the like, are not permitted. Wheelchairs and other aids for the disabled are permitted.
13. Spiked collars on dogs are not permitted.
14. The owner of a dog must have in his/her possession a leash for the dog which shall be worn by the dog at all times that the dog is not in the exercise areas.
15. Owners shall otherwise comply with all rules governing the parks and relevant parking regulations.
16. Use of the exercise areas by any dog shall constitute implied consent of the dog's owner to all regulations and shall constitute a waiver of liability to the City of Long Beach and an agreement to protect, defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the City of Long Beach, its officials and employees for any injury or damage caused by a dog when the dog is not on its leash.
17. No one shall play any team sport including but not limited to football, baseball, soccer, rugby and volleyball. The use of a frisbee is permitted.

6.16.110 Dog noise-Permitting prohibited.
No person shall permit any dog under his control to bark, howl, whine and make other loud and unusual noises, whether within a building or enclosure, tied, or otherwise confined, or while at large upon any public street, so as to annoy and become offensive to the neighborhood or persons residing immediately surrounding the habitation of the same. (Prior code 5610.23).

6.16.120 Dog noise-Causing by confinement.
No person shall tie up, lock up, or enclose, and leave unattended any dog under his control within any house, garage or similar structure by reason of which the dog barks, howls, whines or makes other loud and unusual noises so as to annoy and become offensive to the neighborhood or persons residing immediately surrounding the habitation of the same. (Prior code 5610.24).

6.16.130 Food business-Keeping animals prohibited.
No person shall keep any dog or other animal in any bakery, restaurant, lunch stand, or other place of business wherein food or foodstuffs are served or sold. (Prior code 5610.25).

6.16.140 Food business-Permitting animal at large prohibited.
No owner of any dog or any other animal shall permit the same to run at large in any place where food or foodstuffs are served, displayed, and offered for sale or shall permit any dog or any other animal to come in contact with any food products intended for human consumption in any such place of business where food or foodstuffs are served, displayed or offered for sale. (Prior code § 5610.26).

6.16.150 Food business-Allowing animal on premises prohibited.
No owner, operator, manager, or employee of any place of business where food or foodstuffs are served, displayed or offered for sale shall permit any dog on said premises or in such place of business. (Prior code § 5610.27).

6.16.160 Possession without owner's consent.
No person, not the owner thereof, and without the consent of the owner thereof, shall hold or retain in his possession any dog within the city for any period longer than twenty-four hours unless such person reports the same, with the true description thereof, to the director. (Prior code § 5610.28).

6.16.200 Defecation removal required.
No person owning, having a proprietary interest in, harboring or having the care, charge, control, custody or possession of any animal shall permit such animal to defecate on any public sidewalk, park, or building, or on any private property without the consent of the owner of such private property, unless such person removes any such defecation to a proper trash receptacle. (Prior code 5610.57).


6.28.010 Protection of animals utilized by Police Department.
It is unlawful for any person to wilfully tease, taunt, torment, strike, kick, mutilate, disable, or otherwise injure, or kill, or to interfere or meddle with any dog while such animal is being utilized by the Police Department or any officer or employee thereof, in the performance of any function or duty of the Department, or of such officer or employee. (Ord. C-5731 § 1, 1981: prior code § 3530).

10.08.110 Traffic control on city-owned property.

D. No driver of any vehicle, or rider of any animal, shall drive or ride said vehicle or animal upon any beach or other area devoted to recreational use, except on the driveways or paths provided therefor, nor hitch or fasten any animal, nor park any vehicle, upon any such place other than in a place provided and established therefor.


16.16.010 Prohibited acts.
No person shall do any of the acts hereafter enumerated within the limits of any public park, public beach, beach area parking lot, bicycle path, public building or enclosure, or public amphitheater or plaza;
A. Lead or turn loose any animal. Except on bicycle paths, public beaches or public school grounds, this subsection shall not apply to dogs when led by a leash no more than eight feet in length;

21.51.210 Animals (household pets).
The keeping of household pets shall be subject to the following limitations:
A. Number. A total of not more than four (4) weaned household pets may be kept at one (1) site. This limitation shall not apply to fish, rodents (other than rabbits), or caged birds (provided the birds are not allowed to fly free and are maintained in accordance with all applicable health regulations).
B. Maintenance. Household pets shall be kept in a manner which does not damage or pose hazards to people or property and which does not generate offensive dust, odors or noise.

6.16.080 Breeding prohibited.
No person, as principal, agent, employee or otherwise, shall breed any dog, cat or other animal at any place within the City, except as provided in Section 6.16.190. “Breeding” shall be deemed to have occurred upon the production of offspring, whether such offspring result from sexual activity or artificial insemination, and whether such sexual activity was intentional or the result of improper confinement.

Sec. 2. The Long Beach Municipal Code is amended by adding Section 6.16.085 as follows:

6.16.085 Unaltered cats prohibited.

No person who owns, or has in custody or control, a cat over the age of four months shall allow such cat to remain unaltered, unless the cat is certified by a licensed veterinarian as not being suitable for spaying or neutering due to health reasons.

Sec. 3. Section 6.16.190 of the Long Beach Municipal Code is amended to read as follows:

6.16.190 Restricted dog breeding and dog and cat transfer.

A. No person, as principal, agent, employee or otherwise, shall establish or maintain any dog kennel for breeding purposes, keep any dog for breeding purposes, or breed any dog which is owned, harbored or kept within the City, without first applying to and receiving a breeding permit to do so from the Department of Health and Human Services, Animal Control Division. “Breeding” shall be deemed to have occurred upon the production of a litter, whether such litter results from sexual activity or artificial insemination, and whether such sexual activity was intentional or the result of improper confinement.

B. The application for a breeding permit shall be filed by all of the owners and/or handlers of both dogs to be bred, including persons who may reside outside of the City, and shall contain such information as is requested by the City, including without limitation the following:

1. A complete description of the nature and extent of the breeding to be conducted and for which application is made, including the breed of dogs proposed to be bred;

2. The address of the location at which breeding will occur and, if different from the breeding address, the address of the location at which the litter shall be whelped;

3. The name and address of the applicant(s); and

4. A statement by the applicant(s) stating that the applicant(s) owns each of the dogs to be bred and that there are no other owners.

5. A statement by the applicant(s) stating that at least one of the litter is intended to be offered for sale.

6. Evidence that the dogs to be bred do not have the same sire or dam.

7. Evidence that the dam to be bred is at least two years old and not older than seven years old.

8. A copy of a valid certificate of health for the dam.

9. Evidence that both dogs to be bred have Electronic Animal Identification Devices implanted.

10. Written authorization to breed and/or whelp from the owner(s) of the properties at which the dogs will be bred and/or whelped, if such owners are not the applicant(s).

11. A statement by the applicant(s) stating that the applicant(s) have reviewed and will comply with all applicable rules and regulations regarding breeding and keeping animals on private property.

12. Such other information as may be required by the director, or designee, consistent with the purposes of this Chapter, this Code, and applicable law.

C. The Chief of Police and/or director shall conduct a background check of any applicant(s) for a breeding permit. The City shall not issue a breeding permit to any applicant for whom the Chief of Police or director determines the background to be unacceptable. Breeding permits shall not be issued to applicant(s) who are under the age of eighteen, or who have violated this Section 6.16.190, Section 6.16.080, Section 6.16.110, Section 21.51.210 of this Code, or any of Sections 596 through 599 of the California Penal Code, or to owners of dogs which have been declared vicious under Section 6.16.250 or otherwise have previously bitten any person, or to owners of any breed of dog which is disproportionately responsible for dog bite complaints within the City, or to owners of any breed of dog which is disproportionately euthanized within the City. Breeding permits shall not be issued for the purposes of breeding any dog breeds that are not recognized by the American Kennel Club (or any other organization determined by the director to be a generally recognized leading national breeding organization) and shall not be issued for the purpose of mixing breeds.

D. Prior to processing the application the director shall receive the required breeding permit application fee, and such application fee shall be non-refundable. The breeding permit application fee shall be determined by the City Council by resolution. After processing the application but prior to issuing a breeding permit, the director shall receive the required breeding permit fee, and such permit fee shall be non-refundable. The breeding permit fee shall be determined by the City Council by resolution. The following dogs are exempt from both the application fee and breeding permit fee requirements but are subject to the other requirements of this Section to the extent such requirements do not conflict with state or federal law:

1. Dogs documented as having been appropriately trained and actively used by law enforcement agencies for law enforcement or rescue activities, the offspring of which are to be used for the same purposes.

2. Dogs documented as guide, signal or service dogs pursuant to the California Penal Code or the California Business and Professions Code, the offspring of which are to be used for the same purposes.

E. The breeding permit shall be valid for one year and shall not be transferable or assignable from one person or entity to another or from one household to another household, and only one breeding permit shall be issued per year per household, regardless of how many dogs or persons may reside in such household.

F. Once permitted by the City, the breeding permittee shall comply with each of the following operating restrictions:

1. Only one litter per year per dog per household may be whelped.

2. Proper shelter shall be provided for all dogs and litters. “Proper shelter” shall be defined as an enclosure with four walls, a roof and a raised floor which adequately protects from exposure to cold, heat and water, and which gives access to an enclosed yard or other open outdoor space.

3. Clean and reasonably temperate water shall be provided to all dogs at all times.

4. Nutritious food sufficient to properly nourish the dam and her litter shall be provided.

5. Dogs’ living quarters and yards shall be properly maintained at all times, including without limitation removal of feces and urine to prevent odors from entering surrounding areas.

6. Dogs shall be kept in a manner which prevents barking from disturbing occupants or users of surrounding areas.

7. Births shall be reported to the director within ten days of their occurrence.

8. No offspring shall be sold or otherwise transferred, whether for compensation or otherwise, until it has reached the age of eight weeks, has been immunized against common diseases and has been issued a certificate of health.

9. All offspring must have an Electronic Animal Identification Device implanted before the age of eight weeks.

G. No person, as principal, agent, employee or otherwise, shall sell or transfer, for compensation or otherwise, any dog or cat within the City, without first applying to and receiving a transfer permit to do so from the Department of Health and Human Services, Animal Control Division. Dog owners who have received a breeding permit under this Section shall not be required to apply for a transfer permit under this Section. One transfer permit shall be issued per litter, unless the applicant for a transfer permit operates a pet store or is a validly incorporated 501(c)(3) animal rescue organization, in which case the transfer permit shall be issued annually.

H. The application for a transfer permit shall be filed by all of the owners of the dogs or cats to be transferred, and shall contain such information as is requested by the City, including without limitation the following:

1. The name and address of the breeder(s) of the dogs or cats to be transferred or offered for transfer, or if unknown, evidence that the applicant is a validly incorporated 501(c)(3) animal rescue organization.

2. The address of the location at which the dog or cat litter was whelped, or if unknown, evidence that the applicant is a validly incorporated 501(c)(3) animal rescue organization.

3. Such other information as may be required by the director, or designee, consistent with the purposes of this Chapter, this Code, and applicable law.

I. Prior to processing the application the director shall receive the required transfer permit application fee, and such application fee shall be non-refundable. The transfer permit application fee shall be determined by the City Council by resolution. After processing the application but prior to issuing a transfer permit, the director shall receive the required transfer permit fee, and such permit fee shall be non-refundable. The transfer permit fee shall be determined by the City Council by resolution. The following dogs and/or applicant(s) are exempt from both the application fee and transfer permit fee requirements but are subject to the other requirements of this Section to the extent such requirements do not conflict with state or federal law:

1. Dogs documented as having been appropriately trained and actively used by law enforcement agencies for law enforcement or rescue activities, the offspring of which are to be used for the same purposes.

2. Dogs documented as guide, signal or service dogs pursuant to the California Penal Code or the California Business and Professions Code.

3. Validly incorporated 501(c)(3) animal rescue organizations.

J. The following provisions shall apply to the sale, adoption or other transfer of dogs and cats, whether or not a transfer permit is required under this Section:

1. Any person who offers or provides any dog or cat for sale or transfer, whether for compensation or otherwise, shall disclose to the transferee in writing information regarding the dog’s or cat’s immunization history and the license and permit requirements of the City applicable to the transferred animal.

2. No person shall sell or otherwise transfer any dog without such dog having an Electronic Animal Identification Device implanted, which such device shall identify the breeding permit number under which the dog was bred or the transfer permit number, as applicable, and a description of the transferred dog including the breed, gender, color and age.

3. No person shall sell or otherwise transfer any dog or cat without reporting the name, address and phone number of the transferee to the director within ten business days of the transfer.

4. Any advertisement to the public regarding the availability of any dog which was bred within the City for sale or transfer, whether for compensation or otherwise, shall prominently display the breeding permit number.

5. Any advertisement to the public regarding the availability of any dog or cat for sale or transfer, which was bred outside the City, whether for compensation or otherwise, shall prominently display the transfer permit number.

6. No person shall give away any dog or cat as a prize or as an inducement to enter into any contest, lottery, drawing, auction, game or competition.

7. No person shall give away any dog or cat as an inducement to enter a place of business, or to enter into a business arrangement.

8. No person shall sell, barter, exchange or offer for adoption, whether for compensation or otherwise, any dog or cat to any minor under the age of eighteen.

9. Proper shelter shall be provided for all dogs and cats to be transferred.

10. Clean and reasonably temperate water shall be provided to all dogs and cats at all times.

11. Nutritious food sufficient to properly nourish the dog or cat shall be provided.

12. Dogs’ and cats’ living quarters and yards shall be properly maintained at all times, including without limitation removal of feces and urine to prevent odors from entering surrounding areas.

13. Dogs shall be kept in a manner which prevents barking from disturbing occupants or users of surrounding areas.

14. A valid business license shall be required for all transfers made for compensation.

K. Employees of the Animal Control Division shall have the right to inspect, on more than one occasion, the property of any permittee used for breeding, whelping or holding any animals during reasonable hours and without advance notice.

L. Failure of any person to comply with all terms and conditions of the breeding permit or the transfer permit and applicable law shall be grounds for the revocation or suspension of said breeding permit or transfer permit and shall be grounds for denial of future breeding and/or transfer permits.

M. Persons who violate any provision of this Chapter may be assessed an administrative penalty under Section 9.65 of this Code, in addition to any criminal penalties that may be assessed under Section 1.32 of this Code.

N. Possession of a valid breeding or transfer permit under this Chapter does not entitle the permittee to engage in an activity which is otherwise prohibited by law.

 

Sec. 4. Section 9.65.060(D) of the Long Beach Municipal Code is amended to read as follows:

D. Fines shall be assessed in the following amounts for Code violations committed by the same responsible person:

1. A fine not exceeding $100.00 for each initial violation;

2. A fine not exceeding $200.00 for each instance of a second violation of the same Code section within one year from the date of the first violation;

3. A fine not exceeding $500.00 for each additional violation of the same Code section within one year from the date of the first violation;

4. A fine not exceeding $1,000.00 for each violation of Municipal Code section 21.41.170 relating to illegal garage conversions;

5. A fine not exceeding $500.00 for each violation of Municipal Code section 21.51.227 relating to illegal automotive work;

6. A fine not less than $350.00 but not exceeding $700.00 for an initial violation of Municipal Code sections 6.16.080 or 6.16.190 relating to animal breeding and transfer or a fine not less than $700.00 but not exceeding $1,000.00 for each instance of subsequent violation of said Code sections.

Sec. 5. The City Clerk shall certify to the passage of this Ordinance by the City Council and cause it to be posted in three conspicuous places in the City of Long Beach, and it shall take effect on the thirty-first day after it is approved by the Mayor.
EFFECTIVE APRIL 7, 2006


Carrying Animal in Motor Truck
CA Vehicle Code 23117(a) No person driving a motor vehicle shall transport any animal in the back of the vehicle in a space intended for any load on the vehicle on a highway unless the space is enclosed or has side and tail racks to a height of at least 46 inches extending vertically from the floor, the vehicle has installed means of preventing the animal from being discharged, or the animal is cross tethered to the vehicle, or is protected by a secured container or cage, in a manner which will prevent the animal from being thrown, falling, or jumping from the vehicle.


DOG BITE STATE LAW
California is one of the states that has a dog bite statute, meaning a law that repudiates in whole or part the common law's requirement of "scienter" (i.e., knowledge that the animal had previously injured a person in the same manner, such as by a bite). California Civil Code section 3342 provides as follows:

    3342.  (a) The owner of any dog is liable for the damages suffered by any person who is bitten by the dog while in a public place or lawfully in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner's knowledge of such viciousness.  A person is lawfully upon the private property of such owner within the meaning of this section when he is on such property in the performance of any duty imposed upon him by the laws of this state or by the laws or postal regulations of the United States, or when he is on such property upon the invitation, express or implied, of the owner.



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- Holiday toy & treat collection for sheltered and rescued pets
Haute Dog Adoptions

- Adopt a local shelter or rescue dog
Local Dog Laws
- Long Beach City Code for canines
Haute Links
- Local canine Web sites

Haute Dog Poetry Contest
- Dog-themed poetry contest
Haute Dog History
- Pictorial & review of bow-wow events

Off-Leash Parks
- Parks and beaches in Southern California
FREE Dog e-newsletter
- Sent weekl
y; dog issues, education and events in So. Calif.
Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade
- 500+ costumed dog parade that benefits local charities

Haute Dog of the Week
- See this week's featured canine; and submit your dog's pic today
Bulldog Beauty Contest
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More than 300 English Bulldogs compete

Lost Dog? Found Dog?
- Find out what to do next
Adoptable Dog of the Hour
- Forever homes are needed now





  XABOUT JUSTIN RUDD!
 

Who is this guy?!
- Justin Rudd!
, Haute Dogs founder & organizer

Justin Rudd's Bulldogs
- See Rosie & Riley photos, paintings, poems and journal entries

Contact
Justin@JustinRudd.com

COOL Random facts about Justin Rudd!

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  X ...AND FINALLY
  "The average dog is a nicer person than the average person." --Andy Rooney