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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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Pets Are Source of Unconditional Love During Uncertain World | Marcia Mayeda
Tuesday, Jan 19, 2021

Have You Hugged Your Pets Today? Marcia Mayeda, director of Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control. I think everyone gave a sigh of relief at midnight on Dec. 31, 2020. The most troubling and stressful year in recent memory was finally over. A devastating pandemic, social and physical...

County’s Animal Care & Control Recognized for COVID-19 Response
Thursday, Nov 19, 2020

The California State Association of Counties (CSAC) recently announced the recipients of its 2020 Challenge Awards spotlighting the most innovative programs developed and implemented by California counties. The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) is honored to have won a Merit...

Animal Care & Control Continues to Shelter Animals Affected by Bobcat Fire
Tuesday, Sep 22, 2020

The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) continues to provide safe sheltering for animals as a result of the recent Bobcat Fire. DACC is currently sheltering 407 animals (243 Dogs, 20 Cats, 14 horses, 28 goats, 57 fowl, 3 mules, one donkey, three mini donkeys, two ponies, five...

Animal Care & Control Urging Residents to Include Pets, Livestock in Emergency Plans
Thursday, Aug 27, 2020

The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care & Control (DACC) is continuing its emergency animal sheltering services for residents displaced by the devastating Lake Fire, which has burned more than 31,000 acres in the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys of northern Los Angeles County. The Ranch...

County Waives Adoption Fees at All 7 Animal Care Centers
Thursday, Apr 23, 2020

The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) is currently waiving adoption fees at all seven animal care centers, including Castaic, in an effort to quickly place animals in homes during the COVID-19 crisis. The fee waived adoptions are possible thanks to an $80,000 grant DACC...

May 11: Wild for Animals Too/We Hart Animal Art Fundraiser
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

This weekend in Newhall, the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care & Control (DACC) will hold a special fundraiser to benefit the Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation. Wild for Animals Too: We Hart Animal Art Exhibit and Auction will take place on Saturday, May 11, at 5:00 p.m. at William...

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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]
Loncie Tucker
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