California Food and Agricultural Code Section 31754
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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.
Last modified: February 22, 2013