Chapter 16.52 RCW



HTMLPDF 16.52.011DefinitionsPrinciples of liability.
HTMLPDF 16.52.015EnforcementLaw enforcement agencies and animal care and control agencies.
HTMLPDF 16.52.020Humane societiesEnforcement authority.
HTMLPDF 16.52.025Humane societiesAnimal control officers.
HTMLPDF 16.52.080Transporting or confining in unsafe mannerPenalty.
HTMLPDF 16.52.085Seizure of animal for abuse or neglectProcessNoticeForfeiture of animalPetition for a civil hearing for the immediate return of a seized animal.
HTMLPDF 16.52.090Docking horsesMisdemeanor.
HTMLPDF 16.52.095Certain veterinary proceduresMisdemeanor.
HTMLPDF 16.52.100Confinement without food and waterIntervention by others.
HTMLPDF 16.52.117Animal fightingProhibited behaviorPenaltyExceptions.
HTMLPDF 16.52.180Limitations on application of chapter.
HTMLPDF 16.52.185Exclusions from chapter.
HTMLPDF 16.52.190Poisoning animalsPenalty.
HTMLPDF 16.52.193Poisoning animalsStrychnine salesRecordsReport on suspected purchases.
HTMLPDF 16.52.200SentencesForfeiture of animalsLiability for costsPenaltyEducation, counseling.
HTMLPDF 16.52.205Animal cruelty in the first degree.
HTMLPDF 16.52.207Animal cruelty in the second degreePenalty.
HTMLPDF 16.52.210Destruction of animal by law enforcement officerImmunity from liability.
HTMLPDF 16.52.220Transfers of mammals for researchCertification requirementsPet animals.
HTMLPDF 16.52.225Nonambulatory livestockTransporting or accepting deliveryGross misdemeanorDefinition.
HTMLPDF 16.52.230Remedies not impaired.
HTMLPDF 16.52.300Dogs or cats used as baitSeizureLimitation.
HTMLPDF 16.52.305Unlawful use of hookGross misdemeanor.
HTMLPDF 16.52.310Dog breedingLimit on the number of dogsRequired conditionsPenaltyDefinitions.
HTMLPDF 16.52.320Maliciously killing or causing substantial bodily harm to livestock belonging to anotherPenalty.
HTMLPDF 16.52.330VeterinariansAnimal crueltyLiability immunity.
HTMLPDF 16.52.340Leave or confine any animal in unattended motor vehicle or enclosed spaceClass 2 civil infractionOfficers' authority to reasonably remove animal.
HTMLPDF 16.52.350Dog tetheringPenalties.
HTMLPDF 16.52.360Retail pet storeSale of dog or catPenalty.


Cruelty to stock in transit: RCW 81.48.070.
Pet animalsTaking, concealing, injuring, killing, etc.Penalty: RCW 9.08.070.