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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Linda Meyers
  • 21 hours ago
Because protecting animals from abuse is long overdue. There should be a registry of people accused of animal cruelty just like sex offenders have one. This way those who sell pets or even in the shelters would know whether a precious animal is going to a good home. Start giving people real punishment and it might deter all the cruelty
Angeline Lam
  • 1 week ago
I'm against all forms off cruelty against animals!
Trisha Topping
  • 2 weeks ago
Why would you leave your pet tethered to anything? FFS sort this out and make it a federal crime????
ines lebel
  • 2 weeks ago
  • 3 weeks ago
I am against all forms of cruelty to animals
sheila gilbert
  • 3 weeks ago
Dominic Kepes
  • 4 weeks ago
It isnt fair to the dogs to be left out somewhere tethered to a tree or something else without anyone around. This can make dogs aggressive after doing this enough, like how abused dogs get aggressive sometimes.
Gloria Navan
  • 1 month ago
It is cruel and humane to leave dogs tethered...
Jennifer Adkins
  • 2 months ago
Dana Wong
  • 2 months ago