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(a) The holding period and availability for redemption, adoption or release of an impounded stray or relinquished animal shall conform to applicable provisions of this chapter, sections 17006, 31108, 31752, 31752.5, 31753, and 31754 of the California Food and Agricultural Code and section 597.1 of the California Penal Code.
(b) The Department may determine the animal holding period and disposition not specified in subsection (a) or other provisions of law.
(c) No person who adopts or accepts the transfer of an impounded dog or cat shall fail to have the animal altered within 30 days of the adoption or transfer unless a California licensed veterinarian authorizes a 30 day extension in writing. It shall be unlawful to fail to provide the Department with proof the animal was altered or that an extension was granted, when demanded by the Department.
(d) The Department may create by policy, a Senior Citizen/Disabled Persons Pet Adoption Program for San Diego County residents who are 60 years or older or recipients of either Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability payments, and who are qualified to adopt a dog or cat. The Department may also develop policies for the administration of other special redemption, adoption, or release programs. The Director may waive or adjust applicable fees established by the Board in conjunction with this program, provided that the animals involved shall be vaccinated for rabies and shall be altered as required by law.
(Amended by Ord. No. 7704 (N.S.), effective 1-19-90; amended by Ord. No. 7906 (N.S.), effective 6-20-91; repealed and added by Ord. No. 8211 (N.S.), effective 4-1-93; amended by Ord. No. 8353 (N.S.), effective 3-3-94; repealed and added by Ord. No. 8422 (N.S.), effective 8-11-94; amended by Ord. No. 8992 (N.S.), effective 2-11-99; repealed and readopted by Ord. No. 9098 (N.S.), effective 12-16-99; repealed and readopted by Ord. No. 9274 (N.S.), effective 12-15-00; repealed and readopted by Ord. No. 9420 (N.S.), effective 2-2-02; amended by Ord. No. 10036 (N.S.), effective 2-26-10)