California Penal Code Section 597s

CA Penal Code § 597s (2017)  

(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.

(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 303, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2000.)

Last modified: October 25, 2018