California Penal Code Section 597v

CA Penal Code § 597v (2017)  

No person, peace officer, officer of a humane society, or officer of a pound or animal regulation department of a public agency shall kill any newborn dog or cat whose eyes have not yet opened by any other method than by the use of chloroform vapor or by inoculation of barbiturates.

(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 751, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 1999.)

Last modified: October 25, 2018