US City, State & Federal Dog Laws

California Food and Agricultural Code
Division 14. Regulation and Licensing of Dogs

Chapter 9. Potentially Dangerous and Vicious Dogs - Article 5. Miscellaneous - Sections 31681-31683

31681.  If any provision of this chapter or the application thereof
to any person or circumstance is held invalid, that invalidity shall
not affect other provisions or applications of the chapter which can
be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to
this end the provisions of this chapter are severable.

31682.  The Judicial Council shall prepare all forms necessary to
give effect to this chapter, including a summons or citation to be
used by law enforcement agencies in the enforcement of this chapter.
This chapter does not affect or change the existing civil liability
or criminal laws regarding dogs.

31683.  Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prevent a city
or county from adopting or enforcing its own program for the control
of potentially dangerous or vicious dogs that may incorporate all,
part, or none of this chapter, or that may punish a violation of this
chapter as a misdemeanor or may impose a more restrictive program to
control potentially dangerous or vicious dogs. Except as provided in
Section 122331 of the Health and Safety Code, no program regulating
any dog shall be specific as to breed.