Full Statute Name:  West's Annotated California Codes. Government Code. Title 2. Government of the State of California. Division 1. General. Chapter 7. California Emergency Services Act. Article 9.5. Disaster Preparedness.

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Popular Title:  California Animal Response Emergency System (CARES) Primary Citation:  West's Ann. Cal. Gov. Code § 8588.5, § 8608 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  September, 2019 Alternate Citation:  CA GOVT § 8588.5, § 8608 Date Adopted:  2066 Historical: 
Summary:

The California Emergency Management Agency is directed to approve, adopt, and incorporate the California Animal Response Emergency System (CARES) program into the standardized emergency management system.

§ 8588.5. Disaster search dog teams; training; recruitment; reimbursement

To promote an increase in the number of trained disaster search dog teams, the office shall do all of the following:

(a) Provide instruction to California disaster dog trainers in Swiss techniques.

(b) Work to secure authorization to conduct training for disaster search dog teams at existing facilities operated by the California National Guard and the Department of Transportation on the grounds of Camp San Luis Obispo.

(c) Engage in recruiting activities for the purpose of increasing the number of disaster search dog teams in southern California.

(d) Reimburse disaster search dog handlers and instructors for the costs of their travel and that of their dogs to training facilities within California.

Credits

(Added by Stats.1990, c. 894 (A.B.2840), § 2. Amended by Stats.2004, c. 193 (S.B.111), § 34; Stats.2010, c. 618 (A.B.2791), § 38; Stats.2013, c. 352 (A.B.1317), § 131, eff. Sept. 26, 2013, operative July 1, 2013.)

 § 8608. California Animal Response Emergency System (CARES) program; incorporation into standardized emergency management system

The Office of Emergency Services shall approve and adopt, and incorporate the California Animal Response Emergency System (CARES) program developed under the oversight of the Department of Food and Agriculture into the standardized emergency management system established pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 8607.

Credits

(Added by Stats.2006, c. 604 (A.B.450), § 1. Amended by Stats.2010, c. 618 (A.B.2791), § 70; Gov.Reorg.Plan No. 2 of 2011-2012, § 136, eff. July 3, 2012, operative July 1, 2013; Stats.2013, c. 352 (A.B.1317), § 169, eff. Sept. 26, 2013, operative July 1, 2013.)

[To access the California Animal Response Emergency System (CARES) program website with brochures for pet owners and information on animal shelter planning, see http://www.caloes.ca.gov/for-individuals-families/california-animal-response-emergency-system ).

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