During its regular meeting of June 15, Diamond Bar City Council renewed its agreement with Inland Valley Humane Society (IVHS) for continued animal care and control services through June 30, 2023.
Along with this two-year agreement, Council also approved a series of changes to fees collected by IVHS for dog licenses, impound services, food and care, and owner release.
The changes, which were proposed by IVHS, are primarily aimed at capturing the true cost of providing services. They will take effect July 1, and include:
A $10 increase to the altered dog (spayed/neutered) license fee, from $20 to $30, and a $20 increase for pet owners who want or need to surrender their licensed dog or cat to the shelter for re-homing, that brings the fee from $20 to $40.
Also going up on July 1 are the fees owners will have to pay to reclaim their pets if they are found running loose in the community and picked up and sheltered by IVHS. These include:
Additionally, as part of the agreement, a new discounted altered dog license fee of $10 will be available to pet owners who are veterans or active-duty service members.
As a reminder, the Diamond Bar Municipal Code requires pet owners to license their dogs and cats over the age of 4 months, and each household is allowed a maximum of three dogs and three cats.
To learn more about the services provided by IVHS or to license you pet, visit www.ivhsspca.org/licensing or call (909) 623-9777.