Here’s 10 Animals You Can’t Own In The Tri-Cities [PHOTOS]
As a kid living in Washington, I remember a rancher who had bison on his property. That was my first recollection of a wild animal being kept as a pet.
Keeping a bison seems to be legal but it got me curious on what other animals could be illegal to own in the Tri-Cities.
I did a quick search and I was amazed on how many wild animals can't be legally be kept as a pet in the Tri-Cities.
I did a quick search at the Washington State Department of Agriculture and discovered that four laws prevent you from owning several potentially dangerous animals.
I know that bears and deer are cute but they make the list of what you can't own in Washington State. Sorry foxes, you gotta go too!
I had a classmate show up at our high school reunion years ago with a Lemur as a pet but according to Washington State, a lemur is an animal that's illegal to own and keep as a pet in the Tri-Cities.
There are four laws that prevent you from owning a wild animal in the state of Washington.
According to the WSDA website, here is the breakdown of each law:
10 Animals You Can't Keep As A Pet In The Tri-Cities
There are bunch more animals not allowed to own in Washington State, here is the complete listing from the Washington Department of Agriculture here.