California Abandoned Animal Act

 

 Senate Bill No. 1019 - An act to amend section 1834.5 of the Civil Code, relating to abandoned animals. Section 1834.5 of the Civil Code is amended to read: (signed Aug 5, 1971)

 

1834.5  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, whenever any animal is delievered to any veterinarian, dog kennel, cat kennel, pet-grooming parlor, animal hospital, or any other animal care facility pursuant to any written or oral agreement entered into after the effective date of this section, and the owner of such animal does not pick up the animal within 14 calendar days after the day the animal was due to be picked up, the animal shall be deemed to be abandoned. The person into whose custody the animal was placed for care shall first try for a period of not less than 10 days to find a new owner for the animal, and, if unable to place the animal with a new owner, shall thereafter humanely destroy the animal so abandoned.