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 to the owner-release fee, from $20 to $40, for pet owners who want or need to surrender their licensed dog or cat to IVHS for re-homing.
Also going up on July 1 are the impound and daily food and care 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:
- Impounds - The first time a dog is picked up by IVHS, the owner will be fined $30 if it is altered, $50 if it is not. If the dog is impounded a second time, the fine will be $70 if altered, $100 if not. The third time, it will be $120 whether the dog is altered or not. Impound fees for other animals depend on their size: $15 for small pets; $25 for medium-size pets; and $60 for large pets.
- Food and Care (Per Day Basis) - $10 for dogs, cats, and other medium-size animals, $40 for large animals, and $20 for pets being held for observation after biting a person or animal.
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.