It is very important to teach children how to safely
interact with animals and to consider the health of both
children and pets in the family. Promoting
responsible pet ownership and treating animals with
compassion are the foundations for a successful
relationship between children and pets.
Please report dead birds in Los Angeles
County to either the State of
California's West Nile Virus program at
877-968-2473 or to our program at 213-989-7060.
Watch this video to learn more about
Virulent Newcastle Disease in Backyard Chickens
Newcastle Disease (VND), a serious disease in poultry,
has been detected on multiple premises in Los Angeles
County. VND is not a food safety concern.
Properly cooked poultry products and eggs are safe to
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