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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

Jan 19, 2017 Kevin Maisonave
Jan 19, 2017 Julie Adams
Jan 19, 2017 Ellen Ribolla
Jan 19, 2017 James Adams
Jan 18, 2017 Casey O'Conner
Jan 18, 2017 Charity Chambers
Jan 17, 2017 Phyllis Mollen
Jan 17, 2017 Cynthia Bishop
Jan 16, 2017 Rebecca Shelton
Jan 16, 2017 karen pepe
Jan 16, 2017 Mindie Sivey
Jan 16, 2017 Darlene Baneky
Jan 16, 2017 Kathleen Tennyson
Jan 15, 2017 Gloria Navan Unfortunately, there are many reports of animals left to fend for themselves tied to an object ... they often starve to death or end up being tied to a pole in a yard and give almost no attention.
Jan 12, 2017 Claudia Köhler
Jan 11, 2017 Betty Blackburn
Jan 11, 2017 Patti Mealy
Jan 11, 2017 Dat Tran
Jan 11, 2017 Sue Goodman
Jan 11, 2017 Nancy Bickford-Jordan They should also have shelter with sides!!
Jan 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 10, 2017 Lacey Smith
Jan 7, 2017 SHERIN NAGRA
Jan 6, 2017 nathalie guyonvarch
Jan 6, 2017 Olga Faletova
Jan 5, 2017 Mariana Heymans
Jan 5, 2017 ibrahim rexhepi
Jan 5, 2017 Ray Morris Dogs are a man's best friend. Let's treat them as such and ban this inhumane treatment.
Jan 4, 2017 Jack Martin
Jan 4, 2017 Rita Schwarz
Jan 3, 2017 Robin Blakesley
Jan 3, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 3, 2017 Karen Presson
Jan 3, 2017 Louis Schornoz
Jan 3, 2017 michelle love
Jan 3, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 3, 2017 Lily Rocco
Jan 3, 2017 Carol Wellman
Jan 3, 2017 D Chapman
Jan 3, 2017 lori huotari
Jan 2, 2017 Sherril Longano
Jan 1, 2017 Vikram Seetharaman
Jan 1, 2017 Mary Brown
Dec 31, 2016 Francyne Wharton
Dec 30, 2016 Jean Kim
Dec 30, 2016 Megan Watkins Lets do the right thing.
Dec 29, 2016 Amanda Barnes
Dec 28, 2016 Martina Rimbaldo
Dec 28, 2016 Pia Heyn
Dec 28, 2016 AnaMaria Toberman

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