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1943 - Army Air Force pilot Loncie L. Tucker, on training run, dies when his P-38 fighter crashes at Wayside Honor Rancho (later Pitchess Detention Center) in Castaic [story]
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Marcia Mayeda | Animal Control Officers Are Not Hollywood Villains
Friday, Apr 22, 2022

Dear Hollywood, Animals are a beloved and popular topic for film and television because they provide heartwarming stories and highlight the intrinsic reward of the human-animal bond. Many wonderful TV shows and films have helped elevate the public’s awareness of kindness towards animals, how to care...

Marcia Mayeda | Animal Care, Control Not Just for Cats & Dogs
Thursday, Oct 14, 2021

Marcia Mayeda, director of Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control. But No Unicorns! People are often surprised when I tell them the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) cares for animals other than dogs and cats. We also take in rabbits, guinea pigs, parrots...

All L.A. County Animal Shelters to Offer Discounted Adoptions Throughout September
Friday, Sep 10, 2021

In an effort to “Clear the Shelters,” all of the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control’s animal care centers are set to offer discounted adoptions through September, including at the Castaic location. The department has partnered with NBC and Telemundo stations across the country...

Marcia Mayeda Reflects on 20 Years at Animal Care & Control | Second in a Series
Tuesday, Aug 17, 2021

Marcia Mayeda, director of Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control. I am still haunted by a case I had in 1986 when I was a newly minted animal cruelty investigator in Houston, Texas. I had received a complaint from a resident about her neighbor, who had dozens of animals inside her...

Marcia Mayeda Reflects on 20 Years at L.A. County Animal Care & Control
Thursday, Jul 15, 2021

Twenty Years in Review – First in a Series Marcia Mayeda, director of Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control. A few years ago I was looking through my childhood artwork and projects that I had saved. As I reminisced over the paintings, stories, and sculptures I noticed that every...

Raul Rodriguez Named County Animal Care & Control’s New Deputy Director
Tuesday, Jun 29, 2021

Animal Control Manager Raul Rodriguez appointed to the position of Deputy Director, North County Operations / Public Safety Division. The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control is pleased to announce the appointment of Animal Control Manager Raul Rodriguez to the position of Deputy...

June 9: Animal Care & Control Adoption Partners Virtual Town Hall
Tuesday, Jun 8, 2021

The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control is hosting a virtual town hall for its Adoption Partners on Wednesday, June 9, at 6:00 p.m. Topics that will be discussing: – Appointment-Based Services – Community Cats and Kittens – Behavior Assessments The community...

Animal Care & Control Reminding Community About National Rescue Dog Day
Thursday, May 20, 2021

The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control wants to remind animal lovers that National Rescue Dog Day is Thursday, May 20. National Rescue Day was created to bring awareness to the thousands of dogs available in shelters across the country. How you can help: – Adopt: Make an...

Animal Care & Control Reminds Pet Owners to Prepare for Wildfire Season
Tuesday, May 11, 2021

With summer and warmer temperatures around the corner, the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control reminds all pet owners to prepare for wildfire season. Preparing in advance and making an emergency plan can make all the difference when faced with evacuation during a wildfire incident....

Animal Care and Control Recognizes National Lost Pet Awareness Day
Friday, Apr 23, 2021

The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control recognizes April 23 as National Lost Pet Awareness Day and encourages all pet owners to know what to do and what the L.A. County DACC will doing to help reunite lost pets with their owners. Sometimes the unthinkable happens and no matter how...

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1943 - Army Air Force pilot Loncie L. Tucker, on training run, dies when his P-38 fighter crashes at Wayside Honor Rancho (later Pitchess Detention Center) in Castaic [story]
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