WHAT? California's Canines Miserable On Chains? Sadly YES, & They Need Your Help!

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California's canines (both back yard and industrial sled dogs in the photo are in California) continue to suffer long term chaining and tethering even though a law was passed in 2007 addressing this practice. This statute limits tethering to a  “Reasonable period” meaning a period of time not to exceed three hours in a 24-hour period or a "time that is otherwise approved by animal control."

Unfortunately, this "approved time" is often being applied to a variety of timeframes, such as LOCAL law restrictions, which could be 12 hours or more.  Too often authorities are also refusing to do *stake outs* for 3+ hrs to prove a violation is being made. They are looking the other way even when citizens are reporting this cruelty repeatedly with evidence to back up these cases. 

Additionally, current California PENAL CODES do not give clear guidelines for OUTDOOR SHELTER, or WEATHER EXTREMES.  This needs to change to stop this ongoing suffering.  The office of Scott Weiner wrote up a Spot Bill for our Anti-Chain Division of the Anti-DogFighting Campaign Worldwide Organization addressing this issue by amending our anti-tethering statute (Health & Safety Code 122335) to NO UNATTENDED TETHERING language. A NO UNATTENDED TETHERING law has been proven to be EASY to enforce and by many law enforcement agencies in various states.

We also need anti animal cruelty (penal codes' 597 & 597t) language to have clarity on what is adequate SHELTER and some EXTREME WEATHER guidelines, in addition to the condition of water, food and enclosure size etc.

We have received initiative support from Animal Control in El Dorado County, the California Animal Welfare Association, HSUS, and other legislators and organizations. So far though, there has only been some interest from dozens of legislators reached, and no one has been compelled to AUTHOR this bill proposal.

PLEASE HELP US REACH OUR CALIFORNIA LEGISLATORS TO MAKE THIS CHANGE.   PLEASE SIGN & SHARE PETITION.  THANK YOU

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CALIFORNIA CODES that NEED AMENDING: