For Immediate Release
This new legislation puts reasonable limits on the time frame a dog can be tethered outside with consideration to extreme weather. The legislation also addresses regulation on the type of collar and length of tether/chain; the cleanliness of the area and the health of the dog. The owner can be held responsible for neglect if these regulations are not met.
Media coverage is welcome and encouraged at this educational and informative event.
Excellent photo opportunities with legislative, professional and canine attendees.
PSPCA tours will be available directly following the press conference.
- Julie Klim, CEO, Pennsylvania SPCA
- Senator Tom Killion (R-9)
- State Rep. Todd Stephens (R- 151)
- Kristen Tullo, PA State Director, The Humane Society of the United States
- Nicole Wilson, Director of Humane Law Enforcement, PSPCA
- Dr. Tina Dougherty, VMD, Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association
- New legislation included in HB 1238 to protect the well-being of tethered/chained dogs.
- Humane Officer, Nicole Wilson will lead a presentation on the proper way to have your dog on a lead and who to contact should you be concerned for the well-being of a dog who is tethered/chained, and Veterinarian, Tina Dougherty, VMD, of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association will talk about signs of distress and will answer any medical questions concerning a dog who is tethered/chained.
- Pennsylvania SPCA at 350 E. Erie Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19134
- Monday, August 7 at 11:00 a.m.
- PVMA: Jaime Markle, firstname.lastname@example.org, 717.220.1437 x 103