Full Statute Name:  West's Annotated California Codes. Penal Code. Part 1. Of Crimes and Punishments. Title 13. Of Crimes Against Property. Chapter 5. Larceny [Theft]

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Primary Citation:  CA PENAL § 487e, 487f, 487g Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  October, 2014 Alternate Citation:  West's Ann. Cal. Penal Code § 487e, 487f, 487g
Summary:

These provisions of the California Penal Code deal with stealing dogs and other animals. A person who feloniously steals, takes, or carries away a dog of another where the dog's value exceeds $950 is guilty of grand theft. If the value of the dog is less than $950, it is petty theft. If a person steals or maliciously takes an animal of another for purposes of sale, medical research, slaughter, or other commercial use (or does so by fraud or false representation), he or she commits a public offense punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding 1 year or in the state prison.

Statute Text: 

§ 487e. Grand theft; dog exceeding value of $950

Every person who feloniously steals, takes, or carries away a dog of another which is of a value exceeding nine hundred fifty dollars ($950) is guilty of grand theft.

CREDIT(S)

(Added by Stats.1967, c. 1218, p. 2980, § 1. Amended by Stats.1982, c. 80, p. 238, § 5; Stats.2009-2010, 3rd Ex.Sess., c. 28 (S.B.18), § 20, eff. Jan. 25, 2010.)


§ 487f. Petty theft; dog not exceeding value of $950

Every person who feloniously steals, takes, or carries away a dog of another which is of a value not exceeding nine hundred fifty dollars ($950) is guilty of petty theft.

CREDIT(S)

(Added by Stats.1967, c. 1218, p. 2980, § 2. Amended by Stats.1982, c. 80, p. 238, § 6; Stats.2009-2010, 3rd Ex.Sess., c. 28 (S.B.18), § 21, eff. Jan. 25, 2010.)


§ 487g. Animals; stealing, taking or defrauding another; commercial use; offense; punishment

Every person who steals or maliciously takes or carries away any animal of another for purposes of sale, medical research, slaughter, or other commercial use, or who knowingly, by any false representation or pretense, defrauds another person of any animal for purposes of sale, medical research, slaughter, or other commercial use is guilty of a public offense punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year or in the state prison.

CREDIT(S)

(Added by Stats.1967, c. 1218, p. 2980, § 3. Amended by Stats.1991, c. 490 (S.B.15), § 2; Stats.1995, c. 151 (A.B.1481), § 1.)

 

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