To the Washington State Senate for passing S.B. 5356 that would put restrictions on dog tethering.
UPDATE: Governor Jay Inslee signed on April 19, 2017, and the law will take effect on July 23, 2017.
Prolonged tethering effects the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of any canine companion. From dehydration to boredom these are some of the things that tethered dogs face everyday. Many legislators have advocated for our canine friends existing on the end of chains by passing anti-tethering laws throughout the United States.
According to a recent news article, Washington Senator Joe Fain (R-47th) has sponsored Senate Bill 5356 that would create guidelines for people to follow when tethering their dogs outside. Some of these guidelines include: the type of shelter, access to fresh water at all times, and specific types of collars that can be used when tethering. S.B. 5356 is now waiting to be voted on by the House of Representatives. If passed into law, anyone found guilty of “inhumane tethering” could face a civil infraction.
To learn more about the dangers of prolonged tethering, please download our free brochure.
Take Action: Washington residents, please contact your House Representative to show your support to help protect dogs that are tethered outside. Non-residents support similar legislation in your area.