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Pennsylvania's Wall of Shame:
Chained Dogs Still Waiting for a Law

PA's Wall of Shame

Also visit this site for more details: UnchainPADogs.com

UPDATE 6/9/2011

On June 20, 2011, Pennsylvania activists will chain themselves to doghouses on the PA Capitol Steps from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. advocating for passage of SB972 and HB826 in PA. Please join us! See here for more information.

UPDATE 4/15/2011

April 15, 2011:  Senate Bill 972 was introduced in the PA Senate by Sen. Richard Alloway (R-33).  The bill was referred to the PA Senate Agricultural & Rural Affairs Committee.

UPDATE 2/28/2011

February 28, 2011:  House bill 826 was introduced in the PA House of Representatives by Rep. Mario Scavello (R-176).  The bill was referred to the PA House Judiciary Committee.

UPDATE 8/1/2010

DDB Founder Tamira Thayne has commenced a campaign called Operation Fido's Freedom, aimed at getting legislation passed for chained dogs. During this campaign, she will be chained to a doghouse at the state capitol in Harrisburg Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Visit FidosFreedom.com for more info.

UPDATE 7/10/2010

The below-promised House Bill never materialzied, but on July 8, 2010, State Senator Richard Alloway II (R-Adams, Franklin and York Counties) and Senator Andrew E. Dinniman (D-Chester and Montgomery Counties) introduced Senate Bill 1435. The law would prohibit chaining from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., and provide other limits on length and tethering during periods of excessive heat or cold. Visit UnchainPADogs.com for more details.

UPDATE 4/2010

On March 5, 2010 state Rep. James Casorio (D-Westmoreland) announced that he would introduce new legislation in the house to limit tethering of dogs. Rep. Caltagirone (House Judiciary Committee Chair) was to be a co-prime sponsor of the new bill. During a meeting with Rep. Caltagirone on April 19, I was personally assured the bill would be out within a week. They are letting HB1254 die in committee.

Posted on 1/7/10
Pennsylvania Dogs Freeze in Below Zero wind chills
as they await a Pennsylvania law against tethering

Dogs Deserve Better Urges All Organizations, Individuals, and Business Ownersto Join Coalition to Pass HB1254 in Pennsylvania
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UPDATE 9/23/2009

PA Wall of shame

View the making of the REAL Wall of Shame, which debuted
at Awareness Day and Woofstock to crowds of up to 5,000 people!

UPDATE 9/18/2009
Click here for full bill language

UPDATE 08/11/2009

Because of the overwhelming public support for HB1254, we have set up a separate website with additional detail. Please go to www.unchainpadogs.com for up to the minute information on the status of this bills and what you can do to help.

Update 03/2009

Pennsylvania dog advocates are on our 3rd legislative session fighting for a law limiting chaining in Pennsylvania.

New dog tethering legislation has been introduced. Please contact your State Representative and ask him/her to support HB 1254. This very important legislation will help relieve the tremendous suffering chained dogs endure 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. It is crucial that animal advocates contact their Pennsylvania State Representative – the chained dog needs your help to break the chain of animal cruelty.

If you do not know who your State Representative is, use this link: http://www.house.state.pa.us/
In the upper right hand corner of the page is a box that says “Find Members By” type your zip code and the four digit extension assigned by the post office. (If you are not sure of your four digit extension, look on any utility bill). Click “Go” and the website will instruct you who your State Representative is.

If you have any questions regarding HB 1254 please visit the new site dedicated to passing this law, unchainpadogs.com

This year, as part of a much larger push to get this bill through to a law, we have created a Pennsylvania Wall of Shame: Chained Dogs Still Waiting for a Law. This Wall features photos of chained dogs in every county who are still out there living chained today, still waiting for help, and still waiting for YOU. If you can get us photos of chained dogs in your Pennsylvania county, please e-mail them to us at photos@dogsdeservebetter.org with the county location. Ask your local Rep to get behind this bill.

Download the Media Release.

Hi-Res Photo: Blue Doghouse with Writing "Do Not Feed or Water this Dog"
Hi-Res Photo: Dog Peeks Out of House
Hi-Res Photo: White Dog Waiting

http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/member_information/representatives_alpha.cfm

Your support makes our work possible. We thank you for your commitment.

Dogs Deserve Better is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Financial contributions to DDB are tax-deductible. Checks may be sent to P.O. Box 23, Tipton PA 16684.

 

Dogs are Still Living Chained in Adams County RIGHT NOW:

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This dog is anything BUT Lucky!

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Dogs Still Living Chained in Bedford County RIGHT NOW:

Chained Dogs in Bedford County

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These Dogs are Still Living Chained in Blair County:

blair county chained dog

This dog has been on a chain since Tamira Thayne started DDB in 2002. The old dog who was chained with him/her has died, never knowing love. She knows the caretaker of this dog, he was her boyfriend in 8th grade, when she went square dancing with her parents. Yee Haw! She has sent him personalized letters asking him to stop this. Put signs by his house. Posters. She's seen him and his wife at local booths, and they walk by snickering like she doesn't know who they are. What are you snickering about? You've killed one dog and let this little fufu dog out there to die too? Yeah, that's really funny. This guy has a nice house with a swimming pool, and has a local construction business. He is first on our Wall of Shame for good reason.

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Dogs Still Living Chained in Cambria County RIGHT NOW:

Dogs chained in Cambria County

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Dogs Still Living Chained in Carbon County RIGHT NOW:

Dogs chained in Carbon County

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Dogs Still Living Chained in Centre County RIGHT NOW:

Dogs Chained in Centre County

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Dogs Still Living Chained in Clearfield County RIGHT NOW:

Chained Dogs in Clearfield County

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Dogs Still Living Chained in Clinton County RIGHT NOW:

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Dogs Still Living Chained in Columbia County RIGHT NOW:

Chained Dogs in Columbia County

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Dogs Still Living Chained in Crawford County RIGHT NOW:

Chained Dogs in Clearfield County

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Dogs Still Living Chained in Cumberland County RIGHT NOW:

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Dogs Still Living Chained in Elk County RIGHT NOW:

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Dogs Still Living Chained in Franklin County RIGHT NOW:

Chained dogs in Franklin County

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Dogs Still Living Chained in Fulton County RIGHT NOW:

Chained dogs in Fulton County

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Dogs Still Living Chained in Huntingdon Co. RIGHT NOW:

Chained dogs in Fulton County

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Dogs Still Living Chained in Jefferson Co. RIGHT NOW:

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Dogs Still Living Chained in Juniata Co. RIGHT NOW:

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Dogs Still Living Chained in Lancaster Co. RIGHT NOW:

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Dogs Still Living Chained in Lebanon Co. RIGHT NOW:

Chained dogs in Lycoming County

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Dogs Still Living Chained in Lycoming Co. RIGHT NOW:

Chained dogs in Lycoming County

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Dogs Still Living Chained in McKean Co. RIGHT NOW:

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Dogs Still Living Chained in Mifflin Co. RIGHT NOW:

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Dogs Still Living Chained in Monroe County RIGHT NOW:

Chained dogs in Monroe County

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Dogs Still Living Chained in Montgomery County RIGHT NOW:

Chained dogs in Montgomery County

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Dogs Still Living Chained in Northampton County RIGHT NOW:

Chained dogs in Monroe County

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Dogs Still Living Chained in Northumberland County RIGHT NOW:

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Dogs Still Living Chained in Perry County RIGHT NOW:

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Dogs Still Living Chained in Pike County RIGHT NOW:

Chained dogs in Pike County

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Dogs Still Living Chained in Schuylkill County RIGHT NOW:

Chained dogs in Schuylkill County

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Dogs Still Living Chained in Somerset County RIGHT NOW:

Chained dogs in Somerset County

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Dogs Still Living Chained in Sullivan County RIGHT NOW:

Sullivan County Chained Dog

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Dogs Still Living Chained in Tioga County RIGHT NOW:

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Dogs Still Living Chained in Washington County RIGHT NOW:

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Dogs Still Living Chained in Westmoreland County RIGHT NOW:

Chained dogs in Westmoreland County

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Dogs Still Living Chained in Wyoming County RIGHT NOW:

Wyoming County Chained Dog

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Dogs Still Living Chained in York County RIGHT NOW:

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