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Are tethered dogs otherwise treated well?
Rarely does a chained or tethered dog receive sufficient care.  Tethered dogs suffer from sporadic feedings, overturned water bowls, inadequate veterinary care, and extreme temperatures.  During snow storms, these dogs often have no access to shelter.  During periods of extreme heat, they may not receive adequate water or protection from the sun.  What's more, because their often neurotic behavior makes them difficult to approach, chained dogs are rarely given even minimal affection.  Tethered dogs may become "part of the scenery" and can be easily ignored by their owners.
Take Action:  Ways You Can Help
1.
Contact your legislator.
A phone call to your legislator is the action that makes the most difference.  Please take a few minutes to make a call or write a letter.  If you have an existing relationship with your state lawmakers, please contact them now to explain the importance of anti-tethering legislation (and, please, let us know of the contact).  Respectfully let them know that your future vote may depend upon their support of this and other animal welfare legislation.
2.
Join the Coalition!
Sign up to become a member on the Join the Coalition page and urge others to sign-on too.
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Spread the word.
Link the coalition to your website:  www.unchainpadogs.com
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Share news and updates on legislation with your friends, family and co-workers.
4.
Vote!
If you are a Pennsylvania resident and NOT already registered to vote in PA, go to VotesPA to register.

"What YOU allow is what will continue."
Anonymous
As an animal advocate, you know the harm caused by continual tethering and the difficulty in prosecuting these cases under current PA law. The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Tethering needs your help to end this inhumane practice.

You can help right now by contacting the committee chairs in both the PA House and the PA Senate as noted below.  Urge them to move the respective bills to the floor for a vote.  Call their office, send a letter, or both. Please note that handwritten letters from a constituent always get the most attention from a legislator.


HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP RIGHT NOW ...


HOUSE BILL 41

1.  Click here for a letter (Word document) which you can personalize and send to the Chairman of the PA House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Ron Marsico (R-105).  You can also make the appropriate edits and send it to other PA House Judiciary Committee Members urging them to support this legislation.

2.  Contact your state representative and ask them to co-sponsor this bill.  If they are already a co-sponsor, thank them and ask that they encourage others to support the bill.  To find your state representative, click here.

 
SENATE BILL 522

1.  Click here for a letter (Word document) which you can personalize and send to the Chairman of the Chairman of the PA Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Stewart Greenleaf (R-12).  You can also make the appropriate edits and send it to other PA Senate Judiciary Committee Members urging them to support this legislation.

2.  Contact your state representative and ask them to co-sponsor this bill.  If they are already a co-sponsor, thank them and ask that they encourage others to support the bill.  To find your state senator, click here.

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