Full Statute Name:  West's Annotated California Codes. Penal Code. Part 1. Of Crimes and Punishments. Title 14. Malicious Mischief. § 597t. Confined animals

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Primary Citation:  CA PENAL § 597t Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  October, 2014 Alternate Citation:  West's Ann. Cal. Penal Code § 597t Date Adopted:  1970
Summary:

This statute requires an animal kept in an enclosed area be provided with an adequate exercise area.  It also states that if the animal is restricted by a leash, rope, or chain, the leash, rope, or chain shall be affixed in such a manner that it will prevent the animal from becoming entangled or injured and permit the animal's access to adequate shelter, food, and water.

Statute Text: 

Every person who keeps an animal confined in an enclosed area shall provide it with an adequate exercise area. If the animal is restricted by a leash, rope, or chain, the leash, rope, or chain shall be affixed in such a manner that it will prevent the animal from becoming entangled or injured and permit the animal's access to adequate shelter, food, and water. Violation of this section constitutes a misdemeanor. This section shall not apply to an animal which is in transit, in a vehicle, or in the immediate control of a person.

CREDIT(S)

(Added by Stats.1970, c. 1112, p. 1978, § 1. Amended by Stats.1971, c. 243, p. 372, § 1.)

 

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