Baby Abandonment At P.G. Firehouses OK’d

Less than 72 hours old may be surrendered at firehouses. Next year will they might start taking those over 72 years old as part of the Sustainable movement?

Pacific Grove is set to pass the resolution Wednesday night. Monterey signed off on it a few weeks ago. Once approved, all city firehouses will be designated as safe surrender sites.

State law says that no person will be prosecuted if they voluntarily drop off a newborn less than 72 hours after birth. Monterey Fire Chief Sam Mazza said firehouses offer a safe place with staff on duty 24 hours a day.

Baby Abandonment At P.G. Firehouses OK’d