Section 17003. (Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 653, Sec. 10.)
Cite as: Cal. Food & Agric. Code §17003.
Except as provided in this section, this chapter does not affect any law or regulation regarding estrays, the poundkeeper, or the other pound officer within the limits of any city or county where laws regarding estrays are in force.
Upon the impounding of any bovine animal, horse, mule, or burro, the poundkeeper or other pound officer shall immediately notify the secretary. Upon receipt of that notice, the secretary shall take possession of any bovine animal and shall dispose of it pursuant to this chapter.
This section does not authorize any act that violates Section 597 of the Penal Code.