"Fergus" was one of four dogs suffering from chemical burns who were brought to the Lancaster Animal Shelter.
Underlying the urgency to recover lost animals as soon as possible is the alarming realization that Lancaster Animal Shelter is already overburdened with dogs, cats and other animals.
Lange Foundation is deeply grateful for the $10,000 gift from the Doctors Morrill Foundation, Great Plains Trust Trustee to continue our Safety Net Program at the Lancaster Animal Shelter.
County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control
City of Lancaster : L.A. County Animal Care & Control
The new facility on Sierra Highway will help overcrowding at the existing Lancaster Animal Shelter. It is expected to increase adoptions and provide more capacity to sterilize animals.I think it it’s WONDERFUL, and very much needed. There is such a high number of animals held at the Lancaster facility, that the animals held there are in a race against time to be adopted or put down. It is my hope that responsible pet owners will adopt their future fur baby from a shelter, and give these animals a forever place in their hearts and their home.“Everybody is just in shock because she is the bloodline in rescuing and saving these pets because so many rescuers use her to get those animals out of there,” Portocarrero told The AV Times, describing Patz as the “most active puller at the Lancaster shelter.”The High Desert Obedience Club (HiDOC) was formedin 1981, in Lancaster, California, by a small group of people all sharing thesame interest...Dogs. Gradually the club became more organized and in Januaryof 1986, the club received it's nonprofit incorporation status. From that smallbeginning to the present the club has grown by leaps and bounds. Promoting responsibledog ownership and educational programs, High Desert Obedience Club is a memberof the American Dog Owners Association, California Federation of Dog Clubs andsupports the Lancaster Animal Shelter.Despite allegations of animal negligence against Patz, her role as a high-volume animal “puller” in the Antelope Valley has helped to fight the congestion of animals at the Lancaster shelter, Portocarrero said.Licensing your pet provides a traceable way to return your pet to you should they get lost, and also verifies to anyone handling your pet that the rabies vaccination is current. Under California law, all dogs over four months of age must be licensed. Under City ordinance all cats residing within Lancaster's city limits must be licensed, and cats in unincorporated areas must also be licensed under County code. For information about current licensing fees, visit the Lancaster Animal Shelter or the DACC's page.