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Show your support for tethering laws in Pennsylvania by signing the new petition here:
Final signature count: 31,396
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

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.

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

Jun 20, 2017 Monica McKeown Gallicho
Jun 20, 2017 Stacy Wykle
Jun 20, 2017 k kern
Jun 19, 2017 Katherine Rickels
Jun 19, 2017 Jana Williams
Jun 19, 2017 Anna Krohn
Jun 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 19, 2017 Suzi Jackson
Jun 19, 2017 Elena Lange
Jun 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 19, 2017 Emma Del Rosario These laws need enacting to make enforcement & prosecutions poss. It's sad that such laws even be required & people treat animals this way - a clear message of intolerance of such abuse needs to be sent out by govt & options for punishm't be available
Jun 18, 2017 Debbie Penders
Jun 17, 2017 julie folley
Jun 16, 2017 Nancy Daniel
Jun 16, 2017 Fiona Wright
Jun 16, 2017 Gillian March
Jun 16, 2017 Dawn Williams
Jun 16, 2017 Anthony West
Jun 16, 2017 Melissa Lohman
Jun 16, 2017 Susannah Gelbart
Jun 16, 2017 Cynthia Marrs
Jun 16, 2017 Bran D
Jun 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 14, 2017 Jameson Sachs
Jun 12, 2017 Marilyn Quindo
Jun 11, 2017 Leah Smith
Jun 11, 2017 mary windebank
Jun 10, 2017 James Deschene
Jun 9, 2017 Beth Smith
Jun 8, 2017 Kimberly Boden
Jun 6, 2017 Susan Muller
Jun 5, 2017 Maiko Kushida
Jun 5, 2017 KRISTEN TICE
Jun 4, 2017 Nicolette Stan
Jun 3, 2017 Frédéric Jaubert
Jun 3, 2017 Elena Maltseva
Jun 1, 2017 Beth Masck Please nudge Pennsylvania to adopt humane tethering laws for dogs as soon as possible. All creatures are God's creatures. Thank you.
Jun 1, 2017 susan verser
May 31, 2017 Jill Gery
May 31, 2017 Meredith Karley
May 31, 2017 Jamie Palombo Makes me sad to be a Pennsylvanian. We need to step up and speak up for these defenseless animals.
May 29, 2017 Rita Edelman
May 27, 2017 Kristine Asay
May 27, 2017 Sigrid Carter
May 27, 2017 Samantha Manso
May 27, 2017 may Howie
May 26, 2017 Sue MacMillan
May 26, 2017 Susana Osorno
May 25, 2017 Sam Ray
May 25, 2017 Karla Corzatt

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