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Those species of animals as the Board of Supervisors may designate by ordinance may not be sold within the territorial limits of the City and County of San Francisco; provided, however, that the sale of the following animals shall not be prohibited: psittacine birds, canaries, finches, fish, turtles, hamsters, domestic rats, domestic mice, and guinea pigs. The sale of domestic dogs and domestic cats shall not be prohibited, subject to the limitations of Section 1C.2 of this Article 1C and Section 44.3 of Article 1.
Nothing in this Section 1C.1 shall prohibit City Departments, recognized educational institutions, licensed clinical laboratories, or medical research facilities which are in conformity with State or Federal laws from taking title to or possessing animals the sale of which may be prohibited by ordinance as specified above.
(Added as Sec. 49 by Ord. 314-71; App. 12/23/71; redesignated and amended by Ord. 48-17, File No. 161352, App. 3/10/2017, Eff. 4/9/2017, Oper. 6/8/2017)