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In several states, tethering laws have been enacted that ensure dogs' safety when tied to a solitary object. The laws were passed as a result of many instances in which dogs had been left outside in extreme weather, chained with unsafe or harmful collars and leashes, and left without water or food.

Pennsylvania has yet to implement leash laws. With its extreme weather during both summer and winter, dogs need the protection from being left out in severe conditions. An initiative in 2010— if it had passed— would have made it illegal in Pennsylvania to leave a dog out in extremely hot or cold weather, as well as to leave it without water or food.

Sign the petition asking Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to add his support to new legislation that will require that dogs be treated humanely when tethered.

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Dear Secretary Vilsack,

Pennsylvania is just one state that has yet to implement tethering laws for dogs. We need these laws because there have been instances in which dogs were left out in extreme weather, without food, water, or proper shelter. This is simply inhumane and needs to be outlawed immediately.

Pennsylvania needs to outline standards for tethering a dog to a solitary object. All of the following should be included in any potential legislation:

· Food and water must be within reach of the dog
· The dog must have access to shade of some kind
· Leashes and collars must be up to standard
· Weather must not be extreme

Please use your influence within the USDA to ensure no dog will have to endure sub-par conditions and physical trauma as a result of being improperly tethered.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Mar 29, 2017 Nan Warner
Mar 29, 2017 Sinje Fromme-Sachs
Mar 28, 2017 Carol Dixon
Mar 28, 2017 Maryjean Letham
Mar 28, 2017 Charles Lefever
Mar 28, 2017 Janice Bernard
Mar 28, 2017 EDWARD J CUBERO
Mar 28, 2017 CRISTINA RODRIGUEZ
Mar 28, 2017 Patricia Salazar Luna
Mar 28, 2017 Maria cristina Arthur -Roeder
Mar 28, 2017 Diane Poole
Mar 28, 2017 jody pobjecky
Mar 28, 2017 Kelly Nestelroad
Mar 28, 2017 Conchita Alvero
Mar 26, 2017 Melanie Steelman
Mar 26, 2017 Marsha Croner
Mar 25, 2017 Robert Cooke, Jr.
Mar 25, 2017 Lydia Johns
Mar 25, 2017 Debbie Davis CMKBD CAPS
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 24, 2017 JoLayne Fritz
Mar 24, 2017 GERI GASIOROWSKI
Mar 24, 2017 jay beck
Mar 23, 2017 Patrizia Lazzeri · Food and water must be within reach of the dog · The dog must have access to shade of some kind · Leashes & collars must be up to standard · Weather must not be extreme
Mar 23, 2017 Sandy Vanpelt
Mar 23, 2017 Deborah Boychuk
Mar 23, 2017 Donna Shirley
Mar 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 23, 2017 Gail Donath
Mar 23, 2017 Linda Brown
Mar 23, 2017 Sabrina fox
Mar 23, 2017 Maria Johnson
Mar 23, 2017 tammy oare
Mar 23, 2017 Andrea Bilheimer
Mar 23, 2017 Margaret Melnick
Mar 23, 2017 Laura Gwin
Mar 21, 2017 Pati Jio
Mar 20, 2017 Hannah weil
Mar 17, 2017 Ann Dyer
Mar 17, 2017 Katie Sceats
Mar 16, 2017 Susan Manning
Mar 16, 2017 Cathy Sansone
Mar 16, 2017 Angelique de quillettes
Mar 16, 2017 Donna Trueblood
Mar 15, 2017 charin Suarez
Mar 15, 2017 Karen Redd
Mar 15, 2017 Theresa Meade
Mar 15, 2017 Lanette Rapp

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