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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


Feb 19, 2017 Theresa LaFata-White
Feb 19, 2017 Major Escape
Feb 18, 2017 Sandi Shivers
Feb 18, 2017 mary gavin
Feb 17, 2017 Carol Brandt Another facet of senseless cruelty.
Feb 17, 2017 sheryl joyce
Feb 16, 2017 Linda Dennis
Feb 16, 2017 katrien rabaey
Feb 16, 2017 LILIANNE ROBERT
Feb 16, 2017 Karin Schultz NO dog should be tethered and left outside. ALL dogs should be inside with their families!!!
Feb 15, 2017 SUDIE SALLEE TETHERING LAWS ARE NEEDED TO INSURE DOGS HAVE ADEQUATE SHELTER, FOOD, WATER. SOME PEOPLE ARE SO INHUMANE AND STUPID, THEY DON'T CARE PROPERLY FOR THEIR CHAINED DOG. HELP DOGS BY MAKING STRICT LAWS ABOUT TETHERING.
Feb 15, 2017 Kim Warmington
Feb 14, 2017 Joyce Lee
Feb 14, 2017 Christine McNulty
Feb 14, 2017 Pamela Hazen First of all, dogs shouldn't be tethered. Get with the 21st century and establish strong animals safety laws. Leash laws as well as laws that protect animals from the elements
Feb 14, 2017 Patricia Morgan
Feb 14, 2017 Robert Cochrane
Feb 14, 2017 Michelle Malaspino
Feb 14, 2017 Nodra Crabb
Feb 14, 2017 Irene Souder-Coyle Owners who don't care for their pets properly should have them taken away and be prosecuted.
Feb 14, 2017 Vik Cooke
Feb 14, 2017 Alice Hall
Feb 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 12, 2017 amelia vitale
Feb 11, 2017 Madelaine Roode
Feb 11, 2017 brenda seegers
Feb 11, 2017 Natalia Smirnova
Feb 11, 2017 Laura Lopetz
Feb 10, 2017 Jennifer Sickler
Feb 8, 2017 EVELYN LEWANDOWSKI
Feb 8, 2017 monique ligat
Feb 8, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 8, 2017 Antoinette Sevensma
Feb 8, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 7, 2017 Carmen Blakely
Feb 7, 2017 Blackwell Blackwell
Feb 7, 2017 Jennifer Soma
Feb 7, 2017 Laura Harris
Feb 7, 2017 LINDA boyce
Feb 7, 2017 corinne etancelin
Feb 7, 2017 Caroline Debaille
Feb 7, 2017 Peggy Schuetz
Feb 7, 2017 Jennifer Reinert
Feb 7, 2017 Kathleen Hobbs
Feb 7, 2017 John Moszyk
Feb 7, 2017 Marilyn Painter
Feb 6, 2017 Angie Wilhelm
Feb 6, 2017 Jeannette Andersen
Feb 5, 2017 Della Amparan
Feb 5, 2017 Nathan Guest

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