Stop Chaining Dogs Up All Day in Harsh Weather

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Target: Pat McCrory, Governor of North Carolina

Goal: Make it illegal to keep dogs chained outside 24/7.

In the state of North Carolina, it is legal to keep dogs tethered outside all day every day, no matter what the weather is. As long as some shelter is provided, the dog can stay outside; however the definition of shelter is loosely interpreted.

North Carolina can experience an array of weather. The summers can be brutally hot while the winters can be freezing cold. It is unacceptable to keep dogs chained outside in all of these extremes.

Not only is chaining dogs outside bad for the dogs, but it can be harmful to people. Chained dogs are more likely to attack passersby, leading to severe injury or even death. It is time to bring dogs inside in order to help the dogs and the people of the community. Sign this petition to demand the laws are changed regarding chaining dogs.


Dear Governor McCrory,

In North Carolina it is legal to keep dogs tethered outside all day, no matter the weather. Some counties have decided to make it illegal, but unfortunately it is still legal in much of North Carolina.

North Carolina experiences an array of temperatures and storms. Sweltering hot days are common in the summer and temperatures drop below freezing in the winter. It is cruel and irresponsible to leave dogs outside all the time. In addition, chained dogs are more likely to attack passersby. Dog attacks can lead to serious injury and even death.

Please consider making it illegal to chain dogs up 24/7. It would make the dogs and people of North Carolina safer.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. If you can’t provide an animal shelter or place them inside then you don’t need any. IT isn’t fair the them to be put outdoors in the summer or winter,chained up or otherwise.

  2. Bev Woodburn says:

    Always the helpless and defenceless dogs and all innocent animals
    suffer by the hands of the vile and heartless human species.
    The human species are the vilest of killers of all Wildlife, all animals and the destroyer of our Planet.

  3. Why would a state would want to have tethering a dog 24/7 which is animal cruelty, legal? I am always signing animal petitions to help up-date their ethical humane treatment for the animals in NC. They are also still gassing unwanted animals at their shelters. The state of NC just doesn’t get it. Modern up NC! Time to stand up and take more interest and care for the animals. You’re lacking behind in the modern world for the well being for animals. Hey NC, it is the 21st century not the dark ages anymore.

  4. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared. 🙁

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