Probate Code Section 2605 A cpurt may issue an order requiring a party to care for a pet during dissouton or legal separation proceedingd and can also "assign sole or joint ownership of the pet animal."
Probate Code Section 15212: Authorizes the creation of pet care trusts and provides for their ongoing supervision by the court;
Food & Agricultural Code Sections 31601-31683: Provides the framework under which it is determined if a dog is potentially dangerous or vicious and the consequences of such a finding which can include a euthansia order; Section 31683 allowst a city or county to adopt or enforce its own program for the control of potentially dangerous or vicious, one that may incorporate all, part, or none of this code pertaining to such dogs.
Civil Code Section 54.1(b)(6): Prohibits housing discrimination against anyone who requires the assistance of a guide, signal or service dog while also providing that the owner of the housing "may reasonably regulate the presence" of such a dog..
Government Code Section 12927: Makes unlawful the refusal to make reasonable accomodations in rules, policies, or services when necessary to give any disabled person equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling, i.e., keep a dog or any other pet despite a lease or CC & R prohibition if the required showing is made.
Health and Safety Code Section 122354.5: Prohibits pet stores from selling dogs, cats or rabbits. They may display and offer them for adoption if they are are provided by public shelters or animal rescue groups. The animals must be sterilized and adoptable with all fees not to exceed $500 including adoption fees.
Health and Safety Code Sections 122045 - 122110: Thsee code sections deal with the sale of dogs by breeders requiring them, among many other things,to provide a detailed written disclosure statement detailing the dogs medical history. The statutes also describe the purchaser's rights if the dog when sold was ill or become ill or dies because of some hereditary condition. These findings must be stated in writing by a veterinarian..
Penal Code Section 487e and 487f:. A person who steals a dog worth ^950 or more is guilty of grand theft and the fist statute and petty theft if the dog is worth less than that amount.
Penal Code Section 597 It proviides for a fine not to execced $20,000, and confinement in a county jail for not more than 12 months n a county jail or 16 months in a state prison if a person "maliciously and intentionally maims, mutilates, tortures, or wounds a living animal, or maliciously and intentionally kills an animal.:The animal may alos be seized and the violator made responsible for all costs rleated to its housing and treatment.
Access these code section at http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/calaw.html, then click on the Penal Code or other code of interest. and a table of contents will display. Click on the grouped code section which contains the section you want to read and scroll to your statute..
You can learn how to donatie time or money ot help animals in the City and County of Los Angelesthe Los Angeles City or County Animal Shelters at the following links
You can also search for your pet on line by going your city or counties website and finding its animal control division..