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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

Jul 30, 2016 Angie Walker
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Jul 26, 2016 Eric Geier
Jul 26, 2016 Marianne Smith
Jul 26, 2016 Jodi Igard
Jul 25, 2016 Sharon Hawkinson
Jul 25, 2016 mario forchelli
Jul 25, 2016 Jan Sloat
Jul 25, 2016 Jill Alibrandi
Jul 25, 2016 Linn Barrett
Jul 24, 2016 Rachel Rakaczky
Jul 24, 2016 Andrew Sulay
Jul 23, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2016 Jennifer Cunningham
Jul 22, 2016 natalie collins
Jul 22, 2016 Lisa Wojciechowski
Jul 22, 2016 Lynn Kahl
Jul 22, 2016 Jodi Cohen
Jul 22, 2016 mary e hunt
Jul 22, 2016 Kari Castillo
Jul 22, 2016 Pamela Llewellyn
Jul 21, 2016 irene riviere
Jul 20, 2016 Jacob Spillman
Jul 20, 2016 Mary DANDREA
Jul 19, 2016 Denise Dynan It should be illegal to tether a dog outside period! If people do this, they shouldn't have a dog!!!
Jul 17, 2016 Sabine Alkier
Jul 16, 2016 sandra gotico
Jul 15, 2016 Debbie Cornell
Jul 15, 2016 Carolyn Crawford
Jul 15, 2016 Denise Wiley
Jul 15, 2016 Kim Miller
Jul 14, 2016 Davee Gault
Jul 14, 2016 Sigrid Fellner
Jul 14, 2016 June McWilliam
Jul 14, 2016 Ken stein
Jul 14, 2016 Paula Ann Cooper
Jul 14, 2016 Sherry Horne Taylor
Jul 14, 2016 Christie Mello
Jul 13, 2016 Robin Hallford How would YOU like to be LEFT somewhere in the HEAT or COLD with NO FOOD OR WATER and NOT CARED ABOUT ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ENACT LAWS N O W TO PROTECT ANIMALS WHO CANT PROTECT THEMSELVES ! ! ! ! THANK YOU !
Jul 13, 2016 Lisa Ann Kelly & Family
Jul 13, 2016 Marianne Gallagher
Jul 13, 2016 Janice Saylock This is a great start, and we All know this needed to be done decades ago or longer! Mr. Vilsack also needs to be called, his office needs to be flooded with calls and emails, and this needs to be shared!
Jul 11, 2016 Melissa McTague
Jul 11, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 10, 2016 Teri Tosdale
Jul 9, 2016 luci ejercito
Jul 9, 2016 Pamela Behrman
Jul 9, 2016 Nathalie Coudrais
Jul 8, 2016 LuAnn Metcalf

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