Unchain our Pets! Sign to pass Animal Welfare Bill 2035 in Rhode Island
  • Petitioned Rhode Island State General Assembly

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Rhode Island State General Assembly

Unchain our Pets! Sign to pass Animal Welfare Bill 2035 in Rhode Island

    1. Allyson Cote
    2. Petition by

      Allyson Cote

      Portsmouth, RI

Bill 2035 will set new precedence in creating both Habitat and Anit-tethering laws for the animals of Rhode Island. The current laws are tying the hands of State and local animal enforcement agencies. Our animals in Rhode Island need better: 

* SHELTER: No more barrels, clapboard makeshift miserable housing. No more pets left outdoors to suffer freezing temperatures.

* ENVIRONMENT: For our animals will be free of dangerous debris, refuse, and hazardous materials.

* NO MORE CRUEL TETHERING!!: This will enact strict guidelines to STOP those who would otherwise leave their pet chained outside 24/7. 

I will be testifying at the Senate Hearing scheduled for 2/15 to compel our General Assembly to make this a law this year. My testimony will be in support of the RISCPA's efforts to enact this legislation. We NEED YOU! Please make your voice heard! Sign this petition, which I will provide to the committee in support of better laws for our animal residents. Please do not fail us. This legislation has been stalled in process for too long. Sign and tell your legislators that you care about how our animals are treated. Get your friends and family to sign as well! Thank you for your support!!

Read the Bill here after you sign! 


Allyson C.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 750 signatures
    2. See what you are supporting putting an end to in RI and nationally

      Allyson Cote
      Petition Organizer

      If pictures speak a thousand words, then any introduction I provide will be underwhelming for just how badly we need your help. Visit the page, look through the pictures of what is happening in Rhode Island TODAY, and form your own opinion. There are a few folks who say this is fine. They have their most minimal basic needs met -- leave it alone. I disagree. Visit and leave your thoughts after you sign here today. One week to go, thank you everyone! Allyson C

    3. Reached 500 signatures
    4. Eight days to go before I testify at the Senate Hearing on 2/15...

      Allyson Cote
      Petition Organizer

      Hi All, I thank each and every one of you who have signed to date. This bill is so important for a number of reasons. We are WAY short of the goal, which I admit was extra lofty, but I really need those signatures! Any additional pushes you can give is appreciated.
      Check out the Facebook page Born To Be Loud (link below) to view the album, and see what we are trying to stop from happening here in RI, and across the country.

    5. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Diana Cao VENICE, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      So many cities and counties in FL have the anti tethering ordinance. We got ours in 2010 and it says no dog can be tethered unless the owner is outside with the dog and in full view of the dog. This is the most popular ordinance in FL. Every day I see a petition for some community wanting to get the anti tethering ordinance. This is the way of the near future. NO MORE CHAINS!!!!!

      • over 2 years ago

      This is barbaric behaviour, come on people where is your compassion.

    • Mary Migliozzi Chambers BENNINGTON, VT
      • over 2 years ago

      Signing this petition is the very least I can do and I must do something. To do nothing for animals who have no voice and no power is despicable.

    • tiffany vernier LORTON, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      These provisions appear to be common sense. However, humans continue to degrade and abuse animals for the sake of their own ineptitude and cruel pleasure. This inhumanity needs to be made illegal asap, to hold those accountable who cannot exercise basic common sense.

    • Stephanie Sharpe HILTON, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      Because I have a heart and a soul


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