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1. California Pet Stores May Only Sell Rescues. At the end of 2018, California officially tightened up lax laws around what pet stores can and cannot sell.
2. All Dogs Must Have a Rabies Vaccine. Rabies is incredibly deadly and extremely contagious. Unfortunately, it’s also highly likely to spread because patients often don’t show symptoms for some time.
3. All Dogs Must be Licensed. The state of California requires that all pet owners in all counties and places license their dogs. This is true for single dog owners, multiple dog owners, and breeders.
4. Rescuers Must Spay or Neuter Cats Prior to Adoption. Adopting a cat from a local rescue or shelter? This information is for you. California requires all rescues to provide proof of spay/neuter when adopting.
5. You Must be Given Proof of Spay/Neuter When Adopting. The responsibility to spay and neuter prior to adoption extends beyond just the rescue or shelters’ own knowledge.
6. Reduction of Licensing Fees for Cats with Proof of Spay/Neuter. The good news about California’s spay/neuter guidelines is that government licensing becomes cheaper if you can prove you followed the rules.
7. It is an Offense to Abandon Any Pet – Dog, Cat, or Otherwise. Far too many pet owners move away or grow bored of their pets, abandoning them to a life outdoors.
8. Animal Fighting is Illegal. In the state of California, no pet owner or person may engage in animal fighting of any kind. It doesn’t matter if it’s a fish, a rooster, a dog, or something else entirely; it is still illegal.
9. Breeders Have Specific Responsibilities. The familiar phrase “adopt don’t shop” does serve an important purpose, but sometimes, it really is best to adopt from a responsible breeder.
10. Pet Custody After Divorce. Although pets are technically property, a newly-enacted law in California specifies how they should be handled in divorce proceedings.
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Guide to Laws for Pet Owners in California Law Soup Cal

7 hours ago In California, restaurant owners are authorized to allow patrons to bring pets to outdoor areas unless the city or county has specifically prohibited it. 3 CA Health & Safety Code Sec. 114259.6 3. Animals in cars

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Animal Protection Laws of California

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The Top Five Dog Laws in California Law Law Dogs USA

2 hours ago The Dog Abandonment Law. California also has dog abandonment laws. It is considered a misdemeanor crime to abandon an animal. There is also a strict rule regarding leaving animals at a veterinarian clinic or boarding facility. All owners must discuss a specific pick up date with the veterinarian’s office.

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California Statutes Animal Law

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California Rental Housing Pet Laws Legal Beagle

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1. Are Pets Always Allowed? While California law prohibits landlords, property managers and realtors from discriminating on many bases, including ethnicity, religion, gender, nationality, age, sexual orientation and even marital status, property owners in the state can discriminate against creatures with four legs.
2. Service Animal Waivers. In order to request a waiver of exemption from a landlord's no-pets policy, federal law requires tenants with service and support pets to provide evidence of their disabilities, as well as evidence that the presence of the animal helps alleviate that disability, if requested.
3. What Landlords Cannot Do. If the lease agreement signed by the property owner and the rental tenant does allow for pets to live on the premises, there are some things the landlord is not allowed to do in order for tenants to be able to keep their furry (or scaly) companions.
4. Pet Deposits in California. If a landlord, property owner or property management company does allow tenants to keep pets in a rental property, California law allows that landlord to charge a pet deposit fee.
5. Pet Rent Laws in California. California landlords may also choose to charge what's often known as "pet rent." What this means is that the landlord may specify a higher rent amount for tenants who own pets.

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Companion Pet Rules & Laws in California Legal Beagle

2 hours ago California law defines "service dog" much like federal law. The law provides that a service dog is a dog trained to help an individual with a disability in specific ways. For example, the service dog could be trained to pull the owner's wheelchair or to recover items the disabled owner has dropped.

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Pet Sales Chapter 5. Sale of Dogs and Cats Animal Law

6 hours ago Unlawful acts. (a) It shall be unlawful for a pet dealer to fail to do any of the following: (1) Maintain facilities where the dogs are kept in a sanitary condition. (2) Provide dogs with adequate nutrition and potable water. (3) Provide adequate space appropriate to the age, size, weight, and breed of dog.

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Is a Pet Fee nonrefundable in California? Legal Answers

Just Now California Civil Code section 1950.5 applies to security deposits for a rental agreement for residential property that is used as the dwelling of the tenant. This includes a fee that is meant to reimburse the landlord for damage caused by the pet. Because the Pet fee is security, as defined in Cal. Civ. Code 1950.5, it is refundable.

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Animal Cruelty Laws in California lawyers

3 hours ago California’s main animal cruelty law (Cal. Penal Code § 597) makes it a crime to mistreat animals in various way, including: not giving an animal proper food, drink, shelter, or protection from the weather. The crime can be either a felony or a misdemeanor (what’s known in criminal law as a “ wobbler ”).

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New California AnimalWelfare Law Could Push Pork Prices

7 hours ago New California Animal-Welfare Law Could Push Pork Prices Higher in the months following the new law, egg prices more than doubled in California and nearly did the same elsewhere in the US

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California Lemon Laws for Dogs ConsumerAffairs

Just Now Keep the dog and be reimbursed for treatment costs up to 150 percent of the purchase price of the dog. What to know about California’s Pet Purchaser Protection Laws:

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Service Animal Laws: Comparison Chart

(916) 478-72484 hours ago STATE OF CALIFORNIA . Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency . DEPARTMENT OF FAIR EMPLOYMENT & HOUSING 2218 KAUSEN DR. ELK GROVE, CA 95758 (916) 478-7248 www.dfeh.ca.gov . Governor Edmund G. Brown . Director Phyllis W. Cheng . SERVICE ANIMAL LAWS: COMPARISON CHART

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California new laws in 2020 that protect cbs8.com

5 hours ago Updated: 2:52 PM PST December 20, 2019. CALIFORNIA, USA — Here is what you need to know about five new laws involving animals and plastics that are going into effect in California in 2020. They

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Three New Pet Laws For 2019 DogTrekker.com

8 hours ago Pet stores in California are now no longer allowed to sell dogs, cats, and rabbits that come from anywhere other than rescue organizations. The law is meant to curb "puppy mills" and "kitten factories" and is the first statewide law of its kind in the country. Any pet store owners caught in violation of the law can be fined up to $500 per pet.

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Pet Ownership Laws Animal Services

Just Now Humane treatment of an animal includes providing it with shelter, food, water, exercise, grooming (if necessary) and veterinary care. (California Penal Code Section 597). For proper health, pets should be examined by a veterinarian at least once a year. A number of state and local laws prohibit animal cruelty; crimes can be a misdemeanor or felony.

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Pet Rent Laws In California Oct 2021

5 hours ago California Landlord-Tenant Law Avail. Posted: (1 days ago) Apr 21, 2021 · There are not many laws regulating the payment of rent in California. The only thing a landlord cannot do is require rent payment in cash. The exception to this rule is if the tenant has given the landlord a check that bounced within the last three months.

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What are the laws on buying a dog in California?

California has two laws that protect consumers who purchase a puppy. One law applies to breeders, while the other applies to pet dealers. However, both offer consumers similar protection. If a dog is proven to be ill or to have hereditary defects, the buyer is entitled to one of three actions:

What are the rules for renting a pet in California?

Finally, even with an additional amount of pet rent, the rent cannot exceed the limits imposed by California rent control laws, including the statewide rent control laws passed in 2019, which capped rent increases to 5 percent per year plus inflation until January 1, 2030, for millions of California renters.

What are the animal cruelty laws in California?

Hurting or Neglecting Pets California’s main animal cruelty law (Cal. Penal Code § 597) makes it a crime to mistreat animals in various way, including: maliciously and intentionally maiming, mutilating, torturing, wounding, or killing an animal, and not giving an animal proper food, drink, shelter, or protection from the weather.

Is it legal to have a service animal in California?

California State Law (CSL) Service Animals are allowed in dining and sales areas “not used for food preparation” only, and employees with service animals must wash their hands after handling the animal. Cal. Health and Safety Code §§114259.4-.5 (2007)

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