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CCR 14 § 4312 – Control of Animals

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California Code of Regulations, Title 14 – Natural Resources, Division 3 – Department of Parks and Recreation

Synopsis: Regulations about bringing pets into lands managed by the California Department of Parks and Recreation…

CCR 14 § 4312 Control of Animals

(a) No person shall permit a dog to run loose, or turn loose any animal in any portion of a unit, except upon written authorization by the District Superintendent.

(b) No person shall keep an animal in any unit except under his/her immediate control.

(c) No person shall keep a noisy, vicious, or dangerous dog or animal or one which is disturbing to other persons, in any unit and remain therein after he/she has been asked by a peace officer to leave.

(d) No person shall permit a dog or a cat to remain outside a tent, camper, or enclosed vehicle during the night.

(e) No person shall bring a dog into, permit a dog to enter or remain, or possess a dog in units under control of Department of Parks and Recreation unless the dog is on leash of no more than six feet in length and under the immediate control of a person or confined in a vehicle.

(f) No person shall bring a dog into, permit a dog to enter or remain, or possess a dog:

1 beyond the limits of campgrounds, picnic areas, parking areas, roads, structures or in posted portions of units except as provided elsewhere in this section.
2 on any beach adjacent to any body of water in any unit except in portions of units designated for dogs.
(g) In state recreation areas open to hunting pursuant to Public Resources Code, Section 5003.1, dogs may be used to assist in hunting. Such dogs shall not be permitted to pursue or take any wildlife other than that being hunted. (h) Subsections e) and f) shall not apply to trained "seeing eye," "signal," or "service" dogs used to guide a physically impaired person there present, or dogs that are being trained to become "seeing eye," "signal," or "service" dogs. (i) Grazing. No person shall graze, herd or permit livestock to enter or remain inside a unit without specific written authorization of the Department, except for grazing by animals used for riding or packing under direct control of visitors or concessionaires. Notes Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 14, § 4312 Note: Authority cited: Section 5003, Public Resources Code. Reference: Sections 5003.1 and 508, Public Resources Code. 1. Amendment of subsection (c) filed 5-25-79; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 79, No. 21). 2. Amendment filed 1-28-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 5). 3. Change without regulatory effect amending section heading and section filed 6-18-96 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 96, No. 25).

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