Dog Tethering

PETITION: Make it illegal to leave a dog left tied "tethered" and unattended in the State of Ohio.

TARGET: Ohio House of Representatives and Governor John Kasich

We have all passed by a dog which is left tied up outside in horrible conditions while the owner is nowhere in sight. Leaving your "pet" tied outside is irresponsible and no way to treat man's best friend. This practice is currently illegal in California and Connecticut. Other states have similar laws but they don't go far enough in ensuring that the animal is being properly taken care of and treated properly. Please sign and share this petition asking the Governor and State Representatives of Ohio to sign and enforce a law similar to the California Health and Safety Code Section 122335 within SB 1578.

We the undersigned are writing to ask you to create and sign a law similar to California Health and Safety Code Section 122335 within SB 1578. In summary, this law makes it illegal to leave a dog chained or tethered outside and unattended. A person who violates this is guilty of an infraction or a misdemeanor. We do not believe it is fair to the dog nor in the dog's best interest to be tied or "tethered" for long periods of time. This practice leads to behavioral problems and puts member's of the community at risk. We would like to see this practice stopped and the violators punished.


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Recent Supporters

Victoria Salter
  • 14 hours ago
Connie Allen
  • 2 days ago
No animal should be tied up and unattended. There was a neglected dog near my office that was tied up and when we contacted the local Animal Control they said there was nothing they could do. The dog died two days later! So frustrating!
Celina Laverty
  • 3 days ago
I had a neighbor who had her dogs removed at one point because she tether dogs outside with dog houses that were improper in the freezing cold weather she had her children take water out to the dogs and leave it sitting there with the dogs knock it almost right away and there be no water all day long same with food anyway she had very aggressive dogs because of this and I think it's an awful thing to do. now I have a tether outside that occasionally I put my dog on but I never put them on their thing the chain and leave never and you never stays out there for a long. Of time the only goes out there when I can't go out to walk in for the moment when he says he has to go pee and he tells me.
Sherrie Shown
  • 6 days ago
joan brooks
  • 6 days ago
if you cant take care of animals you shouldnt have them
Carson Hackerd
  • 2 weeks ago
lisa lee
  • 3 weeks ago
Am Crook
  • 4 weeks ago
No animal in Ohio, Massachusetts or any state should be tied up away from help. Disgusted.
Lu Rivera
  • 4 weeks ago
animal should not be treated like this
Lu Rivera
  • 4 weeks ago
animal should not be treated like this