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
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.  Explain the importance of anti-tethering legislation (see FAQ page for details).  Refer to the plight of any chained dogs you are personally aware of and provide details as to the dog's sub-standard living conditions. Respectfully let them know that your future vote may depend upon their support of this and other animal welfare legislation. 
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"What YOU allow is what will continue."
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.