It was an eventful session in the Washington State Legislature in regard to animal related issues. Two major victories to report.
HB1234 was passed unanimously by both chambers and signed by Governor Inslee. This legislation will improve laws regarding civil forfeiture of animals seized for abuse and neglect and strengthen RCW 16.52.
HB 1424 was also passed by both chambers and signed by Governor Inslee. It provides better consumer protection with respect to the sale of dogs and cats from pet stores.
Both laws take effect later this summer. KUDOS to Pasado’s Safe Haven and many other WaFED member organizations for their tireless efforts and hard work on these important pieces of legislation.
For detailed information on these changes, as well as updated information from the Washington State Department of Health, concerning updates to regulations for veterinary medical services offered by animal shelters, please visit www.wafederation.org and view the recorded webinar that outlines these changes.