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Penal Code - PEN

PART 1. OF CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS [25 - 680]

  ( Part 1 enacted 1872. )
  

TITLE 14. MALICIOUS MISCHIEF [594 - 625c]

  ( Title 14 enacted 1872. )
  
597s.  

(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.)