In 2018, the Washington State Legislature passed new regulations regarding service animals. The law went into effect in 2019 and states that service animals are restricted to dogs and small horses and that emotional support and comfort animals are excluded from the definition of service animals.
Horses and Dogs Only!
“Service animal” means any dog or miniature horse, as discussed in RCW 49.60.214, that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability . . . the provision of emotional support, well-being, comfort, or companionship do not constitute work or tasks.
State law now has less flexibility on what species of animal may be trained as a service animal. “Service animal” is defined as either a dog or a miniature horse. This change eliminates the possibility of trained cats, monkeys, birds, larger horses, or other animals.
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The attorneys and staff with Althauser Rayan Abbarno have been representing individuals and businesses in our community since 1946. Providing information about the law and changes to the law help our clients and potential clients be better prepared. Call our attorneys for a consultation in Centralia or Olympia at (360) 736-1301 or visit www.CentraliaLaw.com
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Labor Day Weekend is the last holiday before students return to school. Labor Day is the last holiday of the summer. Labor Day is generally celebrated with family and friends at a BBQ. The attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno want to remind our community to drive safely, stay alert, and drink responsibly . . . regardless of your mode of transportation!
Bicycling is a popular form of commute in Washington. In SW Washington , the Tenino – Yelm Trail, Willapa Trail, and Seattle To Portland Bicycle Ride have put our region on the map for great rides. It is no surprise that Washington has been honored with the title as the country’s number one “Bicycle Friendly State” by the League of American Bicyclists.
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The last holiday weekend of the summer typically brings additional traffic, so planning ahead and allowing extra travel time is even more critical as Labor Day approaches. The Injury Attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno in Olympia and Centralia want your family to be prepared for a vehicle collision.
Even if you take steps to stay safe, there’s still a chance that you’ll be injured in a car, motorcycle, bicycle or pedestrian collision. Maybe it’s more vehicles on the roadway or maybe people are just more districted, regardless collisions are on the rise.
Know what to do after an injury collision. Call Althauser Rayan Abbarno at (360) 736-1301 for your free collision glove box card.