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:  West's Ann. Cal. Penal Code § 597t Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  December, 2017 Alternate Citation:  CA PENAL § 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.

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.

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

 

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