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Title: 8 - Animals

Chapter: 02 - Dogs and other Pets

Section: 80 - Leash Law

A. It is unlawful for the owner or keeper of a dog to allow such dog to be unleashed or unattended in any public area not designated for unleashed dogs, or on any public road, or any private road to which the dog owner does not have a right of possession.
B. It is unlawful for the owner or keeper of a dog to allow such dog to trespass on private property.
C. Any dog found to be unleashed in violation of this section is subject to immediate seizure and impoundment.
D. A dog that has strayed from but then returned to the private property of his owner or keeper shall not be seized or impounded, but a citation may be issued. If the owner or keeper is not home the dog may be impounded a notice posted pursuant to Government Code Section 53074.