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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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12 responses to “Louisiana’s SB 160 Will Protect Tethered Animals In Extreme Weather”

  1. How can I go about getting my state – Louisiana – to pass the law or create the law for leaving pets inside of hot vehicles?

    • nhesadmin says:

      Hi Kelly! Thank you for your comment. Start by reaching out to your local representatives and asking them to support legislation that would increase criminal consequences or fines for people who leave their animals unattended in hot vehicles. Also ask your local law enforcement authorities what protocols they already have in place for those situations. That’s a good place to start. Thanks for supporting animals!

  2. Adair says:

    Thank you, Governor Edwards, for helping tethered animals. It’s so sad to see that. As an avid animal lover, it’s hard for me to understand how anyone can do that to their pet.

  3. Sherry Hart says:

    Thank you so much for helping the animals during times of disasters! We all know the terrible truth of what happened to so many beloved pets during hurricane Katrina, and that should NEVER happen again! They ARE our family!
    Thank you, again, hope every Governor follows your example!

  4. Sherry Cope says:

    I live in CA but I too thank you for your kindness to help animals who are tethered. I wish more people would help animals – – the animals can only do so much for themselves. Thank you again.

  5. Dee Egger says:

    Thank you so much for your kind and compassionate action.

  6. Dee Egger says:

    Dear Governor Edwards, Thank you so much for your kind and compassionate action.

  7. Stanley Matthews says:

    Wish you were our Governor!

  8. Ana Johnston says:

    Thank you for helping the animals!

  9. Eileen Kulp says:

    Governor Edwards, Thank you for passing this Bill, as I am from PA. It is a step forward in the right direction, I agree but the fines need to be made harsher for the owners or Guardians as they should be known of these pets. As a Guardian, you are promising to protect this pet in all manners, as a parent would do with a child. And those who show total disregard of protecting, and show neglect need to feel the punishment, and that can be costly when Animal rescues step in and treat the animal which can be hundreds and thousands of dollars. So as a responsible Guardian myself, My Kids come first, and Always protected and seek medical attention as needed for vaccines and wellness visits, which are costly when you care for 7 kids. So I’m sure you’ll receive more “business” coming down the pike on the fine rate, you may want to listen to more Guardians who say to increase the rate. But I applaud you on passing the Bill, and hope that many more states follow in your footsteps, because no Animal or Beast should be left out in any extreme weather. Ask them, ” How would you like to left out in the hot sun or bitter cold winds without food, water or shelter ? ” Think about it and then wait for a response. It may shock you.

  10. Phyllis Cahill says:

    Thanks Governor Edwards for passing SB160 and moving animal rights forward!

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