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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 29, 2015 jeri lovell
Jul 29, 2015 Anna Cassidy
Jul 28, 2015 Jim Aldrich
Jul 28, 2015 kristi ellenberger
Jul 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2015 Paula Eaton
Jul 26, 2015 Regina Powell
Jul 26, 2015 Mary Hall
Jul 25, 2015 john crouch
Jul 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2015 Christine Reeder
Jul 24, 2015 Anita Hunter
Jul 23, 2015 Mirosław Sulima
Jul 23, 2015 Maria Mason
Jul 23, 2015 Nancy Paskowitz
Jul 23, 2015 DOUG SNYDER
Jul 23, 2015 claudette blais
Jul 23, 2015 Zippora Neitz
Jul 23, 2015 Pamela Grand
Jul 23, 2015 Marlene Sauer
Jul 22, 2015 Connor Smith
Jul 20, 2015 Veronika Toncheva
Jul 18, 2015 Savannah Witcher
Jul 18, 2015 Christine Witcher
Jul 17, 2015 Lisa Dennis
Jul 17, 2015 Paulinha Russell
Jul 17, 2015 Michelle Lind
Jul 17, 2015 Kristin Ciapusci
Jul 17, 2015 Florence Ticknor
Jul 17, 2015 Julie Conner
Jul 17, 2015 Darren Woolsey
Jul 15, 2015 Virginia Spivak
Jul 15, 2015 andrea sonn
Jul 15, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 15, 2015 Charles Pan
Jul 14, 2015 Jean Dobizl
Jul 14, 2015 Chris Leverich
Jul 14, 2015 Susan Johnson
Jul 14, 2015 Nellie Medlin
Jul 13, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 13, 2015 Stephanie Corona
Jul 12, 2015 christine burgess
Jul 11, 2015 Paula Zo
Jul 11, 2015 Merryl Handel
Jul 11, 2015 Rebecca Litwiler
Jul 10, 2015 Bernadette Doucette-Sperry
Jul 10, 2015 Natalia Petrashevskaya
Jul 10, 2015 lory tuttle
Jul 9, 2015 Debbie mason
Jul 9, 2015 sandra boitselier

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