Chapter 9.06
CRIMES RELATING TO ANIMALS

Sections:

9.06.010    Animals – Conduct prohibited.

9.06.020    Cruelty to animals.

9.06.010 Animals – Conduct prohibited.

The following statutes of the state, including all future amendments, are adopted by reference:

RCW 9.08.010    Allowing vicious animal at large.

RCW 9.08.020    Diseased animals.

RCW 9.08.030    False certificate of registration of animals – False representation as to breed.

RCW 9.08.070    Dogs – Taking, concealing, injuring, killing, etc. – Penalty.

(Ord. 806 § 3 (part), 1987).

9.06.020 Cruelty to animals.

A. A person is guilty of cruelty to animals if he:

1. Subjects any animal to cruel mistreatment;

2. Subjects any animal in his custody to cruel neglect; or

3. Kills or injures any animal belonging to another without legal privilege or consent of the owner.

B. This section shall not be construed to prohibit accepted veterinary practices by veterinarians.

C. Cruelty to animals is a misdemeanor. (Ord. 806 § 3 (part), 1987).