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Louisiana's SB 160 Will Protect Tethered Animals In Extreme Weather

Paws Up!
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.

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