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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

Dec 2, 2016 Elisabet Riya
Dec 2, 2016 Milicent Cranor
Dec 2, 2016 Virginia Belanger
Dec 2, 2016 Patricia Shaw
Dec 1, 2016 Renee Mahl Help stop the abuse and neglect of animals! That this is not already a law is unbelievable.
Dec 1, 2016 Lily Carr
Dec 1, 2016 Paulette Vilardo
Nov 28, 2016 Mariann Adcock
Nov 28, 2016 Lesley Skilling
Nov 25, 2016 Mark Berriman
Nov 24, 2016 sandra baptistela
Nov 23, 2016 barbara eichelsbacher
Nov 22, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Nov 21, 2016 Chris Saranchuk
Nov 21, 2016 Hilary Capstick
Nov 20, 2016 Debra Hunt
Nov 20, 2016 Kathy Mason
Nov 20, 2016 Paul Herbst
Nov 20, 2016 Renee Wallace
Nov 20, 2016 Murry Caetano
Nov 20, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Nov 20, 2016 Bob Martin
Nov 19, 2016 Mary Caputi
Nov 18, 2016 chris brazis This practice kills animals. Please Secretary Vilsack please change the law to outlaw this cruel practice.
Nov 17, 2016 Pamela Wood
Nov 17, 2016 k zoll
Nov 17, 2016 Alyse Vasil
Nov 16, 2016 rosalba vaickorn
Nov 16, 2016 irene miller
Nov 14, 2016 Sandra Neuser
Nov 14, 2016 Kim Petersen Please act on this quickly!
Nov 14, 2016 Rolaine Bird
Nov 14, 2016 Barbara Townsend
Nov 14, 2016 Janice McDaniel
Nov 14, 2016 Sue DiMoia
Nov 12, 2016 Chay Krasner
Nov 12, 2016 S DeMarest
Nov 12, 2016 HOWARD BLOCK
Nov 11, 2016 Sharyn Canady
Nov 10, 2016 Mary McNulty
Nov 9, 2016 Jill Cutrona
Nov 8, 2016 merrilee roberts
Nov 8, 2016 Andrea Greenaway
Nov 8, 2016 jeanette wilcox
Nov 7, 2016 Patty Hart
Nov 7, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Nov 7, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Nov 7, 2016 Tracy Davis

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