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WA Leg Day 47: Senate toughens animal cruelty law

OLYMPIA -- Leaving a pet in a car on a hot day could result in a $125 fine to the owner, and first responders called to resuce the animal could do so without being liable for civil penalties under a bill approved this morning by the Senate.

The bill would toughen animal cruelty and animal fighting laws, although it exempts rodeos, agriculture and other "lawful activities." 

Jim Camden
Jim Camden joined The Spokesman-Review in 1981 and retired in 2021. He is currently the political and state government correspondent covering Washington state.

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