Animal control services in the City of Arcadia are provided by the Pasadena Humane Society. Please contact their offices by calling 792-7151.
Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA
361 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105
When on public property, all dogs must be kept on a leash not exceeding six feet in length. In addition, when walking a dog on a public street or in a public park, you are responsible for the prompt and sanitary disposal of any feces left by the dog.
Licenses are required for all dogs over the age of four months with proof of rabies vaccination. If the dog is spayed, proof of sterilizaion is also required when obtaining the first license.
$30 for non-spayed animals
$15 for spayed animals
$15 for senior citizens with non-spayed animals
$7.50 for senior citizens with spayed animals
Licenses may be purchased on a yearly basis at the Cashier's Office at Arcadia City Hall located at 240 W. Huntington Drive or at the Pasadena Humane Society.
Peacocks have settled and adapted themselves to the City of Arcadia, particularly in the vicinity of the Arboretum. Although beautiful to view, peacocks can be a nuisance as well. Treat peacocks as you would any other bird. Feeding them on private property is strongly discouraged; feeding peacocks on public property is not allowed.
Click here for Peafowl in Arcadia, a handy brochure offering advice and tips on how to discourage peacock presence on your property. Included is a list of plants peacock like and dislike, as well as gardening and landscaping tips aimed at limiting damage to gardens by peafowl.
The most common skunk in our area is the striped skunk, named for two white stripes down its back. This kind of skunk is known for its distinctive black and white fur and odiferous spray. Please call the Pasadena Humane Society at 792-7151 if you have specific questions about skunks.
For information about living with wildlife, please visit the California Department of Fish and Game website at http://www.dfg.ca.gov/keepmewild/
Wildlife's search for cozy, comfortable shelter intensifies now that they need a safe place to raise their offspring and the days are warmer and longer. Spring-cleaning is a good time to check around your house for places that may inadvertently invite wildlife squatters. An effort to exclude animals from your home is much more effective than convincing them to leave one they have established their home.
The crawl space under your house is the most appealing area to wildlife. Secure all ground-level access points. Inspect the base of your home for ripped screens, holes or missing boards. Make all necessary repairs. Since persistent animals may rip through screens, you may want to reinforce the area with lattice or wood planks.
Cover any window wells at the base of your home. Because they usually drop down a foot or more, skunks may fall in and will be unable to get themselves out. To avoid a potentially stinky situation, try covering the area with planks of wood or a grate.
Under The Deck
Open space under a deck is perfect for a wild animal looking to set up a nursery. Building a lattice or chicken wire boundary is the best way to exclude wildlife from under your deck.
Raccoons are the most common culprits that tear up roofs to get into the attic. To minimize their access to your rooftop, trim tree branches away from the side of your house and remove ivy and trellises. You can attach sheet metal two feet wide to the corners of the house if you suspect the animal is climbing the walls to get to the rooftop.
Animals will get into your chimney both purposefully and accidentally. By installing a chimney cap, you can prevent raccoons and squirrels from establishing residence and keep birds from falling down the chimney. Available at most hardware stores, chimney caps keep animals out and allow you to use the fireplace below.
For mosquitoes, bees, black flies, midges and rats contact the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District at 814-9466.