I posted earlier this week about new laws being proposed (and some old laws already on the book) which would make it illegal to chain your dog outside in certain circumstances. Here’s your chance to weigh in on the issue. Are these laws a good thing? Continue reading Saturday Survey: Should it be illegal to chain a dog outside?
USA Today recently ran a story about a new law being proposed in Illinois, which would require that any dog tethered outside remain in the owner’s line of sight for the entire time the dog is tied. Other states and municipalities have laws which limit the time a dog is outside or ban the practice altogether.
Regardless of how you feel about the various laws, I think we can all agree that some dogs live a miserable life, never being allowed off of their chains, or not able to access shade or fresh water.
Do you know the law in your area? Check out this site for a listing of what’s up where.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!