Full Statute Name:  West's Annotated California Codes. Penal Code. Part 1. Of Crimes and Punishments. Title 14. Malicious Mischief. § 597s. Abandonment of animals

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Primary Citation:  CA PENAL § 597s Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  August, 2015 Alternate Citation:  West's Ann. Cal. Penal Code § 597s Date Adopted:  1963
Summary:

This statute makes it a misdemeanor to willfully abandon an animal, but does not apply to the release or rehabilitation and release of native California wildlife pursuant to statute or regulations of the California Department of Fish and Game.

Statute Text: 

(a) Every person who willfully abandons any animal is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(b) This section shall not apply to the release or rehabilitation and release of native California wildlife pursuant to statute or regulations of the California Department of Fish and Game.

CREDIT(S)

(Added by Stats.1963, c. 1713, p. 3363, § 1. Amended by Stats.1999, c. 303 (A.B.1540), § 1.)

 

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