change iowa’s animal care law

change iowa’s animal care law

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Jennifer Segreto started this petition to State Representative Dave Jacoby and

According to Iowa code “717B.3. Animal neglect”, it is completely legal to make a dog live it’s entire life outdoors — granted, as long as you provide it shelter, food, and water. However, anyone who has owned a pet understands that there’s far more that goes into owning a pet than just providing for it. A dog is family. They have feelings. They have needs for love and affection, and since they’re so domesticated, they rely on us to provide that. They’re incredibly social animals that can only help but feel confused and frustrated when they don’t receive love and affection from their human — their person. 

You wouldn’t throw your child out into your backyard and leave them with shelter, food, water, and call that good. It would leave the child feeling confused and lonely. 

I’m petitioning to change the law that makes it legal to leave your dog outside — no matter the weather conditions — as long as you provide the basic  items of food, water and shelter. 

This article further explains the effects on your furry friend from leaving them outdoors for extended periods of time. 

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