California Code, Health and Safety Code - HSC § 122351

Each pet store operator shall be responsible for all of the following:

(a) Maintaining the entire pet store facility in good repair.

(b) Restricting the entry of pests from outside, ensuring the containment of animals within the pet store, and, in the event that animals escape, being responsible for reporting this fact, as necessary, to local authorities and making reasonable efforts to capture the animals that have escaped.

(c) Ensuring that the pet store's interior building surfaces, including walls and floors, are constructed in a manner that permits them to be readily cleaned and maintained.

(d) Uniformly distributing light, by natural or artificial means, in a manner that permits routine inspection and cleaning, and the proper care and maintenance of the animals.

(e) When dog or cat grooming services are offered by a pet store, separating the grooming work area from the store's primary animal enclosures, animal food storage areas, and isolation areas for housing sick animals.  The grooming area shall be cleaned and maintained at least once daily.

(f) With respect to dogs, complying with all of the requirements of Section 122155 .   Sections 122356 and 122358 do not apply to a violation of Section 122155 .


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