(a) There shall not be any civil liability on the part of, and no cause of action shall accrue against, a person for property damage or trespass to a motor vehicle, if the damage was caused while the person was rescuing an animal in accordance with subdivision (b) of Section 597.7 of the Penal Code.
(b) The immunity from civil liability for property damage to a motor vehicle that is established by subdivision (a) does not affect a person's civil liability or immunity from civil liability for rendering aid to an animal.
(Added by Stats.2016, c. 554 (A.B.797), § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2017.)
[See also Criminal Code: § 597.7. Animal endangerment; confinement in unattended motor vehicle; violations and penalties; removal of animal if safety is in danger]