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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 25, 2016 vickie quiles
May 22, 2016 Jackylyn Mamador
May 22, 2016 Victoria Salter
May 20, 2016 Joan Welte
May 20, 2016 Pat Fellenbaum please pass this legislation for man's best friend; it's the least our so called humane government can do for these creatures
May 19, 2016 Laney Smith
May 19, 2016 Debra Yanko
May 19, 2016 Joanne Gates IF an animal MUST be tethered,it MUST have warm,dry house,constant water, food
May 19, 2016 Gudrun Dennis
May 19, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 19, 2016 Linda Zoellner Just do it
May 19, 2016 Suzi Drake
May 19, 2016 Ilie Eliza-Anisoara
May 18, 2016 janice medley
May 17, 2016 Charlene Beck
May 17, 2016 Priscilla Burbage
May 16, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 15, 2016 Cesar Delgado
May 14, 2016 Carol Williamson
May 14, 2016 Sharon Cook
May 13, 2016 aLeXX CooPeR
May 13, 2016 carla howard
May 13, 2016 Nicole Cosyns
May 13, 2016 Martha Strother
May 13, 2016 Joan Mayr
May 13, 2016 Daphne Murray
May 13, 2016 Judith Aldrich
May 12, 2016 Jennifer Hathaway
May 11, 2016 Sean Reid
May 8, 2016 Jan Mukomela
May 7, 2016 Chantal Cumming
May 7, 2016 Beata Bartnik
May 6, 2016 Julie Hampel
May 6, 2016 Gwen Edgett
May 5, 2016 Christine Henri
May 5, 2016 Aarahwanna Roe It's just basic commonsense!
May 5, 2016 Sabrina Anders
May 5, 2016 Kristi Martin
May 5, 2016 Nina Carey
May 5, 2016 Dana Norton
May 5, 2016 Yahaira Lopez
May 5, 2016 Sherri Wiegman
May 5, 2016 Martha Martinez
May 5, 2016 Anja Mielke
May 5, 2016 linda kolby
May 5, 2016 Isolde Godman
May 5, 2016 Marion Weston
May 4, 2016 Anne Carlson
May 4, 2016 Jennifer Rider
May 4, 2016 Akiko Kimura

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