A journey about dogs and their people by Diane Rich
New Laws for Pets and their OwnersJanuary 30th, 2013 at Wed, 30th, 2013 at 2:46 pm by Diane Rich
In cooperation with Metro Animal Services, laws that affect Puyallup pets and their owners will be changing in February:
The base fine for animal control citations has been reduced
- For the health and safety of animals, it is now illegal to leave a pet in a car without proper ventilation
- The leash law requires a physical leash; electronic leashes do not fulfill the requirement
- The maximum number of adult dogs and/or cats in a household is capped at 5
- Rabies vaccines are required
These changes will go into effect in the third week of February.
Learn more about the animal control ordinance.
The Puyallup Municipal Code already has standards in place for dog owners, including using leashes in public spaces, scooping up pet waste, and regulations on excessive barking. Animal licensing continues to be required for both dogs and cats in the City of Puyallup. Contact Metro Animal Services to license your pet or learn more about animal control regulations.
Want to let your four-legged friends run free? Visit the Puyallup Dog Park.