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Animals

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Update posted 12 minutes ago

Petition to DAVE FASHINGBAUER

Stop dog chaining in Florida!

Stop chaining dogs in Florida! On March 9, 2012, in Jacksonville, Florida, seventeen-month-old Dylan Andres was attacked and killed by a chained (tethered) dog. Dylan joined three other Florida children who were also killed by chained dogs. According to a study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 27% of fatal attacks happened when the dogs were tethered. Concerned citizens along with a growing list of Florida legislators will be introducing a bill in 2021 that will ban unattended dog tethering in Florida. The law is aptly named, "Dylan's Law."   Dogs are social animals, yet thousands of dogs in Florida live their entire lives isolated at the end of a tether. According to the Humane Society of the United States, tethered dogs become lonely, frustrated, and anxious. Often, they are don't have adequate food, water, and shelter. Since tethered dogs cannot flee danger, they become defensive and territorial.  When a human, or an animal enters their territory, they attack.   According to the United States Department of Agriculture, continuous confinement of dogs by a tether is inhumane. A tether can become tangled on the dog’s shelter or other objects, potentially causing injury or death. Tethered dogs are vulnerable to an attack from stray dogs, wild animals, or hateful people. Female dogs are more likely to become pregnant.  As of October 2020, nineteen Florida counties and dozens of Florida cities and towns have passed attended-tethering-only laws. These laws allow tethering, but only if the dog’s caretaker is outside with the dog and it is always visible. Attended-tethering-only laws affect 65% of Florida’s population.  Sign this petition and add a comment to let Florida Legislators know that you want to them to pass Dylan’s Law and let’s take dogs off chains in Florida forever.   

DAVID FASHINGBAUER
3,256 supporters
Update posted 16 minutes ago

Petition to The govenor, City Counsil, City hall, John Bel Edwards

Demand Louisiana Law to Protect Animals Left Outside in Extreme Temperatures!

The state of Louisiana needs to change their enforcement on leaving pets outside 24/7. It has become illegal to leave pets inside of hot vehicles, but what about leaving them on a chain in the yard in the freezing temperatures and rain? Recently I have experienced this with a home on my street. They have 3 medium breed short haired dogs. Each dog has a small plastic dog house, but have we considered since the dogs may have a "roof" over their head that the wind chill nor rain still doesn't somehow blow inside their dog house? I've timestamped the numerous of times I've seen these poor animals outside, I've taken photos and also contacted the Tangipahoa Humane Society. Once I contacted the Tangipahoa Humane Society, they told me instantly that I must contact the Sheriff's office. I contacted the Sheriff's office and they came out for a check on the animals. From what I heard "the dogs were okay." This particular home owns a garage, so my first thought was, why could these animals not stay inside their garage during frigid temperatures? Each time stamp that I've kept on my phone when seeing these animals outside, it was raining and about 30 degrees or colder outside. I knew well enough these dogs stay outside on a chain 24/7 because they are there when I leave for work in the morning and when I get home that night. Judging by the way they just curl up on the wet ground for warmth is a red flag that these dogs get zero attention, love, and warmth, and that's not fair! As I stated in the beginning, how is it illegal to leave pets inside of a hot car, but it is okay to leave poor animals unattended outside on a chain majority of their life in all weather conditions. It is extremely dangerous leaving animals outside when even the news channel tells you we are in the middle of a freeze, to please "bring your pets inside." This is something that seriously needs to be enforced and illegal! It is inhumane and those poor animals deserve better!!

jean buras
749 supporters
Update posted 1 hour ago

Petition to Governor Roy Cooper, David Rouzer

Ban debarking in North Carolina

My name is Meaghan Thomas and I live in Wilmington, North Carolina. I have recently adopted an adorable 7 year old Yorkie boy who is the sweetest pup ever. His name is CeCe and he has come from a very rough family background. Before I begin our story.. Do you all have any pets? If so, go ahead and grab your phone and take a quick look at your babies picture.My sweet CeCe came from a family who was... how can I put this nicely...the devil! He never had a safe place to call home since day 1 of his little life.They had 3 kids who tortured him and the dad was the worst. The mom was crazy too.Recently, this past October of 2020 they took CeCe to the vet to have 5 teeth pulled. Before the procedure the mom asked.. while he is under can you please DEBARK him?! His bark is annoying my husband! The vet responded by explaining to this woman there were other options he could do that might make it a little less difficult procedure for CeCe like just quieting his vocal cords so not as loud or high pitched.The mom was not satisfied with any of the other options the vet gave her but fully taking away CECE’s VOICE!!I cringe and tear up every time I tell this story and I am starting to as I write this and snuggle my sweet boy.My son never had a voice in reality to begin with and they still continued to take it away from him till it was all gone.They gave up CeCe to his wonderful foster family this past October of 2020. He has been with me his now forever mama since January 4th and we have been inseparable every since. I am happy to say that CeCe passed his physical last week as well and is a very healthy boy!He is the sweetest boy in the whole world with nothing but love to give. When he tries to bark it just sounds like a little cough and it breaks my heart in a million little pieces every time. Thankfully, he no longer is in any pain but this procedure was extremely painful for him. It can also cause difficulties with future breathing for some dogs who have it. With all that being said... I am writing you to ask... no begging you to please ban debarking of any dog in our state unless it’s a medical emergencyc for that dog.Debarking is banned all over the United Kingdom and currently in only two states in the United States. Those states are Massachusetts and New Jersey.Please, please, please consider adding our beautiful state of North Carolina next to step up and ban this horrid act that my baby dealt with. CeCe would do anything to make it so none of his furry friends have to go through what he did! Love and paws always  Meaghan and CeCe Thomas

Meaghan Thomas
322 supporters
Update posted 2 hours ago

Petition to Joe Biden and Kamilla Harris, The President and Vice President

Ban Debarking in the United States!

My name is Meaghan Thomas and I live in Wilmington, North Carolina. I have recently adopted an adorable 7 year old Yorkie boy who is the sweetest pup ever. His name is CeCe and he has come from a very rough family background. Before I begin our story.. Do you have any pets? If so, go ahead and grab your phone and take a quick look at your babies picture.My sweet CeCe came from a family who was... how can I put this nicely...the devil! He never had a safe place to call home since day 1 of his little life.They had 3 kids who tortured him and the dad was the worst. The mom was crazy too.Recently, this past October of 2020 they took CeCe to the vet to have 5 teeth pulled. Before the procedure the mom asked.. while he is under can you please DEBARK him?! His bark is annoying my husband! The vet responded by explaining to this woman there were other options he could do that might make it a little less difficult procedure for CeCe like just quieting his vocal cords so not as loud or high pitched.The mom was not satisfied with any of the other options the vet gave her but fully taking away CECE’s VOICE!!I cringe and tear up every time I tell this story and I am starting to as I write this and snuggle my sweet boy.My son never had a voice in reality to begin with and they still continued to take it away from him till it was all gone.They gave up CeCe to his wonderful foster family this past October of 2020. He has been with me his now forever mama since January 4th and we have been inseparable every since. I am happy to say that CeCe passed his physical last week as well and is a very healthy boy!He is the sweetest boy in the whole world with nothing but love to give. When he tries to bark it just sounds like a little cough and it breaks my heart in a million little pieces every time. Thankfully, he no longer is in any pain but this procedure was extremely painful for him. It can also cause difficulties with future breathing for some dogs who have it. With all that being said... I am writing you to ask... no begging you to please ban debarking of any dog in our state unless it’s a medical emergencyc for that dog.Debarking is banned all over the United Kingdom and currently in only two states in the United States. Those states are Massachusetts and New Jersey.Please, please, please let’s add our beautiful country The United States of America to be next to step up and band this horrid act that people put our pets through.Please join me and CeCe in wanting to put a stop to animal cruelty. CeCe knows now he’s safe and he has a voice again. CeCe would do anything to be able to make sure what happened to him won’t happen again to any other of his fellow furry friends. All our love and pawsMeaghan and CeCe Thomas

Meaghan Thomas
272 supporters