I'm glad CA passed this law. It seems like a step in the right direction. I agree with Christine, though, that it's sad it takes a law to allow people to do the right thing.
airwalk wrote:We won't get involved in a tenant/landlord situation, because ultimately we could end up having to hold the animal for 90 days for a tenant to reclaim and there is no one to pay that bill.
Additionally, in Oregon, you can't just go in and remove the animal unless there are exigent circumstances. You have to try to find the owner, post a notice, and if the owner advises they are providing even minimal care ACO's can't touch it.
Wow! That sucks! In our area, ACO can go in and take the animal if it's clear the family has moved, but left the animal there. However, they do have to take a LEO if a witness is needed to the conditions the animal was left in.