Numerous States Allow Pets to Be Chained Outside in the Cold. Ban Dog Tethering Now!

  • by: Care2 Team
  • recipient: State Legislators and Animal Welfare Authorities Across the U.S.

This winter, a crisis is unfolding in backyards across America. Dogs are left tethered outside, shivering, neglected, and fighting for survival against the biting cold. Recent reports are alarming: a staggering 87% increase in calls about animals left in the freezing cold, with pets being brought to shelters in desperate conditions.

Sign this petition demanding immediate action from state legislators to ban the cruel practice of dog tethering in extreme weather.

The situation is dire. Dogs, some with severe injuries, are being found tethered without shelter, trembling from the cold. Every moment we wait, more animals suffer needlessly. Current laws are woefully inadequate; only a few states have specific rules against tethering in harsh weather, and even then, penalties are often just a slap on the wrist.

No dog can safely endure being chained in freezing temperatures, no matter their breed. The risks are too great - from frostbite to death. It's not just inhumane; it's a death sentence.

We're calling on lawmakers to strengthen anti-tethering laws and enforce strict penalties for leaving dogs out in the cold. We must protect these helpless animals and ensure they have a safe, warm place during winter's worst.

Sign the petition to ask every single state to make sure their animal abuse laws include anti-tethering statutes.

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