As used in RCW 9.08.070 through 9.08.078:

Terms Used In Washington Code 9.08.065

  • person: may be construed to include the United States, this state, or any state or territory, or any public or private corporation or limited liability company, as well as an individual. See Washington Code 1.16.080
(1) “Pet animal” means a tamed or domesticated animal legally retained by a person and kept as a companion. “Pet animal” does not include livestock raised for commercial purposes.
(2) “Research institution” means a facility licensed by the United States department of agriculture to use animals in biomedical or product research.
(3) “U.S.D.A. licensed dealer” means a person who is licensed or required to be licensed by the United States department of agriculture to commercially buy, receive, sell, negotiate for sale, or transport animals.

NOTES:

IntentEffective date2003 c 53: See notes following RCW 2.48.180.