Introduced by Sen. Maralyn Chase (Shoreline) (D) on January 17, 2011, to create the companion animal safety, population control, and spay/neuter assistance program and spay/neuter assistance account. The program provides for spaying and neutering of feral and free-roaming cats and companion animals owned by low-income individuals. It requires the department to administer the program and authorizes private veterinarians, private veterinary practices, animal care and control agencies, and nonprofit
organizations to apply to the department to participate in the program.
Referred to the Senate Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections Committee on January 17, 2011.