Pet Laws In Washington State

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There isn’t a state-wide pet licensing or leash law that governs the state of Washington. Licensing and leash laws are instituted and enforced by a city or municipality. Check with your local city’s animal services department for more information and familiarize yourself with the animal ordinances that apply to you.

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Can you bury your pet in your yard in Washington State? 1) According to WA state law, “a person disposing of a dead animal by burial must place it so that every part is covered by at least three feet of soil; at a location not less than one hundred feet from any well, spring, stream or other surface waters; not in a low-lying area subject to seasonal flooding or within a … Can …

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Under Washington State law, pets are considered personal property. From the court’s perspective, awarding shared custody (or visitation) of a pet would be exactly the same as if you had shared custody (or visitation) of an iPad.

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There are four laws that prevent certain animals from being adopted as pets in Washington state. These include the rabies law, wild animal law, deleterious animal law, and dangerous animal law. We’ve broken down the animals by the laws in which they are prohibited. Rabies Law. In Washington State, it is illegal to own animals that may infect people with rabies. The …

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16.08.080. Dangerous dogs — Notice to owners — Right of appeal — Certificate of registration required — Surety bond — Liability insurance — Restrictions. 16.08.090. Dangerous dogs — Requirements for restraint — Potentially dangerous dogs — …

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(1) All pets or domestic animals must be kept under physical control, on a leash no greater than eight feet in length, or otherwise physically restrained, at all times while in a state park area. (2) Pets and domestic animals may not be allowed to dig or otherwise disturb or damage the natural or cultural features of any state park area.

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Currently, 27 cities across the state of Washington have breed-specific bans in place, most commonly restricting residents from owning Pit Bulls. Under a newly signed law, those breed restrictive bans will end. Under current law, cities in Washington state are allowed to prohibit residents from keeping certain breeds of dogs within the city limits.

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It expands the state’s ban on animal fighting from just dogs and roosters to all animals. It makes it a crime for an adult to cause a minor to commit animal cruelty or make animals fight. It eliminates a loophole where existing Washington laws only punish the theft of animals worth less than $250 or more than $750. Image from WaldenHumane.org “We are …

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The state legislature has found that misrepresentations of pets, therapy animals, or emotional support animals as service animals has made it harder for people with disabilities to get acceptance of their properly trained and essential service animals. The new law limits the definition of “service animal” and imposes a fine for misrepresenting an animal as a service …

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(1) If the owner satisfactorily establishes, within sixty days after the find was reported to the appropriate officer or, if so designated under RCW 63.21.090, the appropriate entity, the owner's right to possession of the property; or

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Pet Laws Washington does not require landlords to allow pets in their units. However, the federal law states that people with specific disabilities have a right to request a waiver for a ‘no pets’ policy if they need a service animal for medical reasons. Required Washington Rental Agreement Notices

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Washington State Companion Animal Laws. Law Details: SERVICE ANIMALS Washington State Department … 7 hours ago Commerce.wa.gov Get All . SERVICE disability.” King County’s fair housing law also includes "therapeutic companion" animals.9.Service animals are not pets. A person with a disability uses a service animal as an auxiliary aid – similar to the use of a cane, …

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Pet Store Laws By State - Humane Society of the … Law Details: States that pet retailers must be licensed under Sector 453 (Misc. Store Retailers) but gives no specific requirements.State does not regulate retail pet stores. Arizona ; AZ ST §44-1799.04 . Must maintain sanitary conditions, provide adequate water and nutrition, adequate and comfortable housing, regular …

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It shall be the duty of the sheriff of such county upon being so notified, to dispose of such animal as provided by law in reference to estrays if such law is applicable to the animal abandoned, or if not so applicable then deliver such an animal to any animal care and control agency as defined in RCW 16.52.011 or to an animal rescue group as defined in RCW 82.04.040 having the …

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Washington State has laws concerning deposits and fees that you should understand. When you move into a rental unit a deposit and a fee are usually required. The difference between a deposit and a fee is that one is refundable and the other is not. A deposit is an amount of money that a tenant must pay before or at the time he/she moves in.

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The Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) says it is unlawful to “permit any animal, except cats and pigeons, to be at large or trespass upon the property of another.” (SMC 9.25.084 (A)). Apparently pigeons, like cats, do not take well to leashes. The code defines "at large" as “not under control by a leash” with a maximum length of eight feet.

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Who Gets the Dog: Fighting for Fido in Washington state. We often receive questions regarding pet custody. In fact, pet custody disputes are a growing portion of the cases in my animal law practice. For many pet owners, pets are more than just a companion, and certainly more than a chair or an appliance; they are a part of the family.

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What are the animal laws in washington state?

These include the rabies law, wild animal law, deleterious animal law, and dangerous animal law. We’ve broken down the animals by the laws in which they are prohibited. In Washington State, it is illegal to own animals that may infect people with rabies.

Are exotic pets allowed in washington?

Washington does not specifically list any allowed exotic pets, but does list pets that are prohibited. Washington prohibits certain animals as pets for different reasons. Washington considers certain animals too dangerous to keep as pets, including:

Is it legal to ban certain breeds of dogs in washington?

Under a newly signed law, those breed restrictive bans will end. Under current law, cities in Washington state are allowed to prohibit residents from keeping certain breeds of dogs within the city limits.

Are instagram animals legal to keep as pets in washington?

We’ve done some research and it turns out that many of these Instagram animals are illegal to keep as pets, and in fact, don’t make good pets at all. There are four laws that prevent certain animals from being adopted as pets in Washington state. These include the rabies law, wild animal law, deleterious animal law, and dangerous animal law.

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