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West's Annotated California Codes. Penal Code. Part 1. Of Crimes and Punishments. Title 14. Malicious Mischief. 597s. Abandonment of animals

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Citation: CA PENAL 597s

Citation: West's Ann. Cal. Penal Code 597s


Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 11/2012

Summary:   This statute makes it a misdemeanor to willfully abandon an animal, but does 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.


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.

CREDIT(S)

(Added by Stats.1963, c. 1713, p. 3363, § 1. Amended by Stats.1999, c. 303 (A.B.1540), § 1.)

 



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