Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Impounded animals get extra time in California

The First District Court of Appeals of California has ruled that California shelters must hold strays for 4 weekdays before euthanizing them. The court interpreted a 1998 California law that required shelters to hold animals for 4 business days to mean 4 weekdays. Justice Jenkins delivered the ruling extending the time period and stated that "longer holding periods will often provide more opportunities for redemption and adoption."

Read more at San Francisco Chronicle.

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