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Chapter 16.52 RCW


DefinitionsPrinciples of liability.
EnforcementLaw enforcement agencies and animal care and control agencies.
Humane societiesEnforcement authority.
Humane societiesAnimal control officers.
Transporting or confining in unsafe mannerPenalty.
Removal of animals for feeding and careExaminationNoticeEuthanasia.
Docking horsesMisdemeanor.
Cutting earsMisdemeanor.
Confinement without food and waterIntervention by others.
Old or diseased animals at large.
Animal fightingProhibited behaviorClass C felonyExceptions.
PunishmentConviction of misdemeanor.
Limitations on application of chapter.
Exclusions from chapter.
Poisoning animalsPenalty.
Poisoning animalsStrychnine salesRecordsReport on suspected purchases.
SentencesForfeiture of animalsLiability for costsPenaltyEducation, counseling.
Animal cruelty in the first degree.
Animal cruelty in the second degreePenalty.
Destruction of animal by law enforcement officerImmunity from liability.
Transfers of mammals for researchCertification requirementsPet animals.
Nonambulatory livestockTransporting or accepting deliveryGross misdemeanorDefinition.
Remedies not impaired.
Dogs or cats used as baitSeizureLimitation.
Unlawful use of hookGross misdemeanor.
Dog breedingLimit on the number of dogsRequired conditionsPenaltyLimitation of sectionDefinitions.
Maliciously killing or causing substantial bodily harm to livestock belonging to anotherPenalty.
VeterinariansAnimal crueltyLiability immunity.
Leave or confine any animal in unattended motor vehicle or enclosed spaceClass 2 civil infractionOfficers' authority to reasonably remove animal.
Cruelty to stock in transit: RCW 81.48.070.
Pet animalsTaking, concealing, injuring, killing, etc.Penalty: RCW 9.08.070.