Thinking about locking your pet in the car while you go shopping? Better think again. A new law strengthens the state’s animal cruelty bill making it possible for law enforcement officers to give you $125 ticket.
Olympia, WA – Washington state Governor Jay Inslee is expected to sign into law today, May 11th, a stronger state animal anti-cruelty bill. Introduced by the Washington Federation of Animal Care and Control Agencies this law will aid animal control officers and prosecutors in preventing and addressing animal cruelty.
Issues addressed in the bill include animal fighting, the unsafe confinement of animals, strengthening the definition of animal cruelty and concealing pet animals.