July 16, 2018
To Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards (D) for signing Senate Bill 160 that will protect tethered animals during extreme weather conditions.
Extreme weather conditions pose a threat to many animals who exist on the end of a chain. When these companion animals are not given the chance to find safety they can become badly injured or sadly perish. According to a recent news article, Louisiana lawmakers were waiting for Governor John Bel Edwards (D) approval of Senate Bill 160 to help give these animals a fighting chance during hurricanes or flooding. Governor Edwards signed SB 160 on May 15, 2018. Beginning August 1, owners found guilty of keeping their animals tied up outdoors, may receive a fine up to $75. As minuscule as the fee may be, it is a step in the right direction to creating a more humane life for tethered animals.
To learn more about the dangers of tethering your animal outside for prolonged periods of time, download our free brochure here.
Take Action: Louisiana residents, contact Governor Edwards and thank him for helping to decrease the number of pet casualties during floods or hurricanes.