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STATE AGENCY


Native Species:

   Department of Fish and Wildlife
   Natural Resources Building

   1111 Washington St. S.E.

   Olympia, WA 98504-2560
   (360) 902-2200              

Board: Fish and Wildlife

             Commission


Meets: Twice a month

             (Conference Call 1 Day,

             Meeting 1 Day)


NEXT MEETING:Jul 6


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Rehabilitation Permit

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(360) 902-2464

MAIN LAW


Potentially dangerous wild animals: BANS except for grandfathered animals, AZA facilities or those under a SSP, animal protection organizations, animal control or authorities, vets, wildlife rehabilitators, wildlife sanctuaries, USDA Class R research facilities, USDA Class C circuses, persons temporarily transporting and displaying them for less than 21 days, fair displays, and game farms. (Rev. Code Washington 16.30)
 
The Secretary has the authority to regulate pet animals, including all exotic and wild pets (RCW 16.70). 



NATIVE SPECIES


Game Birds may be possessed under a Game Farm License.  Taking animals from the wild requires a permit.  BANS certain cervids except for scientific research or AZA zoos, those possessed June 20, 1992, and caribou possessed 2/13/1993. (WAC 232.12.064, 232.12.066; RCW 77.12.020, 77.15.250)

Publicly owned zoos and aquariums may only sell to other zoos, AZA facilities, or outside the state, and they must keep annual records.  The state sets up county zoo and aquarium advisory authorities.
(WAC 232.12.067; RCW 35.64, 36.01.180, 36.01.190, 36.29.200, RCW 82.14.400)



INVASIVE SPECIES


Deleterious exotic wildlife: BANS except for scientific research or AZA zoos and those possessed before the effective date.  (WAC 232.12.017)



SPECIAL PERMITS


  • Wildlife Rehabilitation Permits - state issues funds for wildlife rehabilitation programs (RCW 77.12.467 to 77.12.471, 90.56.110; WAC 173-182-540, 232.12.275)


  • Scientific Collection Permits (collect wildlife for food or display) (RCW 77.15.660, 77.32.240; WAC 220-20-045)


  • Falconry Permits (WAC 232.30)



IMPORT/HEALTH


Requires a certificate of veterinary inspection and entry permit.  Deleterious exotic wildlife may not be imported except for research and AZA zoos.  BANS importation of grizzly bears. NEW: Primates no longer require M bovis testing for import (Effective 7/17/17). 


(WAC 16.54; RCW 77.12.035, 16.36.005, 16.36.045 to 16.36.060)


The Department of Health BANS the keeping of bats, skunks, foxes, raccoons, and coyotes as pets. Importation requires a permit except for bona fide public or private zoological parks. (WAC 246-100-191)

STATE AGENCY


Potentially Dangerous Wild Animals:

      Department of Agriculture

     Animal Health
     2nd Floor

     Natural Resources Building

     1111 Washington St. S.E.

     Olympia, WA 98504-2560
     (360) 902-1878              

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Entry Permit:
State Veterinarian  360-902-1878 
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           Olympia, WA 98504


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