How to get an affordable pet dental clinic in LA, according to the LA City Council
L.A. City Council members will consider a bill that would expand access to affordable pet clinics in their neighborhoods by giving residents who qualify the option to apply for a dental care subsidy.
The measure, SB521, was introduced Wednesday by Councilman Maxine Quintero and would allow residents to apply online to receive a subsidy from the Los Angeles Department of Public Health (DPH) for a visit to a dental clinic.
The dental care would cost between $200 and $350.
Quintero, who represents the 12th District, is sponsoring the bill because she believes there are too many people in L.I.C. who cannot afford to have a dental surgery and not enough options in LADOT’s system.
“People need access to the dental care that they need,” Quinteros spokesperson, Lauren McBroom, told ABC News.
The bill is aimed at allowing those in Los Angeles County who are eligible to receive dental care subsidies to pay for their care.
“This legislation will make it easier for those with low incomes to access affordable, quality dental care for their pets,” McBrooms spokesperson said.
The legislation was approved by the full council on Tuesday, and the council will hold a final vote on it next week.
The bill now goes to the full City Council, which could take weeks to approve it.
The council is expected to vote on the bill sometime in December.