Save Washington Pets (also known as Washington Alliance for Humane Legislation) is taking a lead role in advocating for passage of a bill that will strengthen our state's primary animal cruelty law, Chapter 16.52 RCW. We are pleased that this bill, SB 5065/HB 1147, is prime sponsored by Senator Mike Carrell (District 28) and Representative Mary Helen Roberts (District 21).
The bill eliminates gaps and weaknesses in the law that have made it easy for someone convicted of animal cruelty to be a repeat offender. We encourage you to support this bill's passage. Please see a detailed summary of the bill here.