“Dangerous dog” laws. The state and local laws in Washington allow animal control and other local authorities to place restrictions on a dog deemed to be “potentially dangerous” or “dangerous”. These authorities can in some circumstances confiscate and even euthanize the dog. It is important to contact an experienced attorney as soon as there is an incident involving your dog.
The purpose of these laws is to protect the public, but many times they are used to target dogs that are not generally “potentially dangerous” or “dangerous”. The lawyers at Allen & Mead have the experience to help you and your dog.
It is important to understand your options and defenses and also liability you may face in these situations. A lawyer experienced in dangerous dog laws can help you if you find your dog is in trouble with the law.