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Owning a Pet Dog

Having a dog is a big commitment. Here are some resources to help you with this important responsibility.

California Penal Code

Animal Cruelty PC 597 : Anyone who intentionally and maliciously abuses, injures, or neglects (including not providing adequate food, water, shelter, and/or medical care) an animal can be punished as a misdemeanor or felony.

The Importance of Spaying/Neutering

The overpopulation of unwanted animals is a serious problem in Lathrop. Lathrop Animal Services asks that all pet owners have their pets spayed or neutered. In addition, the State of California requires that any animal that is adopted from a Shelter is spayed and neutered before it is adopted.

Select Lathrop Ordinances that All Dog Owners Should Know

Dog License - LMC 6.12.180 : All dogs four months or older must be licensed and wearing a current license tag.

Leash Law – LMC 6.12.050 : Dogs are not permitted to run at large. They must be kept confined to an owner's yard or under leash control.

Animal Nuisance/Barking – LMC 6.32.110 : It is against the law to allow any animal to disturb the peace and comfort of another.

Sanitary Keeping of Animals - LMC 6.32.100 : Animal quarters must be kept clean and sanitary.

Curbing of Animals - LMC 6.32.170 : When any animal defecates on any public or private property of any person, the person owning or having custody of the animal shall immediately clean up/remove the feces.

Local Veterinarians:

Animal Clinic – 406 W. Yosemite, Manteca 209-239-4607

Central Valley Veterinary Hospital – 1515 W. Yosemite Ave., Manteca 209-239-2547

Lathrop Veterinary Center - 17600 Golden Valley Pkwy, Lathrop  209-944-7387

Manteca Veterinary Hospital – 911 Moffat Blvd., Manteca 209-823-1168

Northgate Veterinary Hospital – 296 Northgate Dr., Manteca 209-825-6060

Emergency Preparedness for Your Pet

EMERGENCY CLINICS:

Associated Veterinary Emergency Services - 3008 E. Hammer Lane, Stockton 209-952-8387

Modesto Veterinary Emergency Clinic – 1800 Prescott Rd., Modesto 209-527-8844

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