Statute in Full:
(a) Every person who willfully abandons any animal is guilty of a misdemeanor.
(b) This section shall not apply to the release or rehabilitation and release of native California wildlife pursuant to statute or regulations of the California Department of Fish and Game.
(Added by Stats.1963, c. 1713, p. 3363, § 1. Amended by Stats.1999, c. 303 (A.B.1540), § 1.)