Contra Costa Animal Services Offers June License Amnesty Program

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Martinez, CA – Contra Costa Animal Services (CCAS) is offering a License Amnesty Program this June to help county residents protect their pets in advance of the 4th of July holiday.

During the month of June, county residents who have overdue animal licenses, or who have never licensed their pets, will have all late and penalty fees waived. Pet owners who take advantage of the License Amnesty Program will also receive a free designer license tag equipped with 24/7 lost pet protection services, adding an additional layer of protection to ensure their pets find their way home if they ever become lost.

“The 4th of July sees more pets becoming lost than any other time of the year,” said Ben Winkleblack, Director of Contra Costa Animal Services. “Licensing your pet can be the difference between losing your pet and getting them back, so there’s no better time to offer this program to help people protect their pets.”

Contra Costa County residents are required by law to license owned dogs that are over four months of age. While not required, Contra Costa Animal Services recommends licensing of owned cats that are allowed outdoors. Licenses can be purchased online at CCAS’s website: License fees are as follows:

1yr license for altered pet – $25.00 1yr license for unaltered pet – $65.00 3yr license for altered pet – $60.00 3yr license for unaltered pet – $180.00 Military veterans and senior citizens over 65 years of age – Free for first pet, if altered

CCAS partners with Docupet to provide pet licensing services for Contra Costa County residents. Through our partnership with DocuPet, Contra Costa County residents with licensed pets have access to an array of additional free services to keep their pets safe. For more information, visit

Contra Costa Animal Services is the largest animal welfare organization in Contra Costa County. The department operates a shelter and adoption center in Martinez, CA, where it provides high-quality animal care services, shelter homeless, abandoned, and lost animals, place animals in safe, caring homes, and provides education and services to enhance the lives of people and their animal companions. Additionally, the department’s Field Services Division plays a crucial role in protecting the health and safety of all people and animals in our community through enforcement of state and local laws, protecting the public from animal injury and working to prevent animal cruelty, abuse, and neglect. 

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.