Housing providers and
pet-owning renters can use this guide as a resource to
facilitate the management of pet-friendly multi-unit
Teaching Children about Pet Safety and Pet Health
It is very important to teach children how to safely
interact with animals and to consider the health of both
children and pets in the family. Promoting
responsible pet ownership and treating animals with
compassion are the foundations for a successful
relationship between children and pets.
Please report dead birds in Los Angeles
County to either the State of
California's West Nile Virus program at
877-968-2473 or to our program at 213-288-7060.
Watch this video to learn more about
Virulent Newcastle Disease in Backyard Chickens
An outbreak of Virulent
Newcastle Disease (VND) in chickens was first detected
in Southern California (including Los Angeles
County) in May 2018. The outbreak has been successfully
controlled, although a few sporadic cases are still
reported as of early 2020. VND is not a food safety concern.
Properly cooked poultry products and eggs are safe to
eat. Learn more about
of February 27, 2019 - All poultry in Los Angeles County
have been placed under state quarantine. The
quarantine also includes parts of neighboring counties
and includes poultry products, poultry materials and
non-poultry species. Reporting of sick birds is
mandated, movement of birds is prohibited and all
exhibitions must cease. This
quarantine is necessary to stop the spread of VND in
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