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In several states, leash laws have been enacted that ensure dogs' safety when tethered 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 leash 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 25, 2014 max b
Jul 25, 2014 katthy jones
Jul 25, 2014 rumpy manx
Jul 25, 2014 mandy james
Jul 25, 2014 blueivy m
Jul 25, 2014 kat n
Jul 25, 2014 h h
Jul 25, 2014 m n
Jul 25, 2014 Mafalda Cordeiro de Miranda
Jul 25, 2014 Lauren Finkelstein
Jul 25, 2014 Iris Smith
Jul 25, 2014 Nicolina Sposaro
Jul 25, 2014 Danielle Jumper You might be the only voice they have.
Jul 25, 2014 Barbara Gregovich
Jul 25, 2014 Toni Beck
Jul 25, 2014 Eleanor Anderson
Jul 25, 2014 Linda Jones
Jul 25, 2014 erolinda rivas
Jul 25, 2014 John Michael Sucker Help those creatures - you might be the only one they get help from ...
Jul 24, 2014 Lorraine Withrow
Jul 24, 2014 Barry Whitmore If you d not want to care for them properly, then do not have a pet. They are a lifetime commitment, just like children!
Jul 24, 2014 Lynn Wells
Jul 24, 2014 JoAnn Holder
Jul 24, 2014 Tatiana Okoua My love is my family
Jul 24, 2014 Marie Etzel Please don't let animals suffer due to not making this a national law.
Jul 24, 2014 Steve Rahilly
Jul 24, 2014 Mary Jane Reynolds
Jul 24, 2014 April Gross
Jul 24, 2014 Yuliya Saunders
Jul 24, 2014 Beth Knutson
Jul 24, 2014 Maureen Rowell
Jul 24, 2014 Brenda Brewer We rave when children are abused as we should, although we also need to protect our animals.
Jul 24, 2014 Marion Bulmer
Jul 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2014 Lesha Moore
Jul 24, 2014 (Name not displayed) It's time to treat all animals as living, being, feeling creatures.
Jul 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2014 Tracy Houser
Jul 24, 2014 Danette Bialous
Jul 24, 2014 SUZANNE Powell My neighbor's dog has attacked many people, mailman, kids and men and women. He keeps on a chain some times, but other times lets her lose if he is working in his parking space. But, when it happens he still gets a fine and a warning.
Jul 24, 2014 Eileen Jassowski Please protect our dogs!
Jul 24, 2014 Melissa Allen
Jul 24, 2014 Lisa Brueckner 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
Jul 24, 2014 (Name not displayed) Hard to believe that this is NOT a law!
Jul 24, 2014 Cindy Ladeira People who treat pets like this , REALLY should have them removed from them . I wish I could do this to the "people" who do this .....so disgusting !!! It just breaks my <3 !
Jul 24, 2014 jill carroll
Jul 24, 2014 Tracy Brumbaugh
Jul 24, 2014 Janet Siemsen

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