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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.


Petition Signatures

May 27, 2017 Kristine Asay
May 27, 2017 Sigrid Carter
May 27, 2017 Samantha Manso
May 27, 2017 may Howie
May 26, 2017 Sue MacMillan
May 26, 2017 Susana Osorno
May 25, 2017 Sam Ray
May 25, 2017 Karla Corzatt
May 24, 2017 Anne Griffin
May 24, 2017 Melinda Norman
May 24, 2017 Marvee Mink
May 24, 2017 Sophie Miranda
May 23, 2017 Diane Sposili
May 23, 2017 Carole Mathews
May 23, 2017 Nathan Fisher
May 23, 2017 monica lane
May 23, 2017 Monica Daniel-Marshall
May 23, 2017 Jennifer Day
May 23, 2017 Agneta Gulz
May 22, 2017 Gabi Sorrell
May 22, 2017 Marilyn Logan
May 21, 2017 Lorraine Clemens
May 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 18, 2017 Cher Hester
May 18, 2017 Mercedes Montes
May 17, 2017 lisa hearn
May 16, 2017 Lisa Cruz
May 16, 2017 robin matere
May 16, 2017 Alanna Maurina
May 16, 2017 Evelyn Cuevas
May 16, 2017 Sally Blakey
May 16, 2017 kristin carstarphen
May 16, 2017 Jewell Batway
May 16, 2017 Harella Mishol
May 16, 2017 M.Carmen Suarez
May 15, 2017 Justine WONT KNOW
May 15, 2017 Elena Burankova
May 13, 2017 Paola Venezia
May 12, 2017 Betty Kowall
May 11, 2017 (Name not displayed) A dog is a companion and pet. Why have one if you are going to tie them up outside and leave them there. Protect & defend all animals!
May 11, 2017 Bonnie Maller
May 11, 2017 roberta thornton-howard
May 9, 2017 Cathy Dennler
May 8, 2017 jeri davidoff
May 7, 2017 Patricia Reid
May 7, 2017 Karyn Pappel
May 7, 2017 Adrienne Estrada
May 5, 2017 Helle Norberg

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