California Food and Agricultural Code Section 31754

31754. (a) Except as provided in Section 17006, any animal relinquished by the purported owner that is of a species impounded by public or private shelters shall be held for the same holding periods, with the same requirements of care, applicable to stray dogs and cats in Sections 31108 and 31752, and shall be available for owner redemption or adoption for the entire holding period.

(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), kittens or puppies relinquished by the purported owner, or brought in by any other person with authority to relinquish them, to public or private shelters, may be available immediately for adoption.

(c) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2002.

(Amended (as added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 752, Sec. 16.5) by Stats. 2000, Ch. 567, Sec. 7.5. Effective January 1, 2001. Section operative July 1, 2002, by its own provisions.)

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