As a supporter of the American Humane Association,
I urge you to support Assembly Bill 3803.
Here is the link: Anti-Tethering Bill
Introduced by Assemblyman Anthony Chiappone, Assembly Bill 3803 is a
critically important initiative that addresses the cruelty and danger
of excessively tethering dogs.
Just last April, a 9-year-old Camden boy was mauled so badly by a
tethered dog that he required hospitalization and more than 100
stitches. Yet despite its tragic impact on local communities, excessive
tethering of dogs remains an overlooked social issue which is rarely
even investigated in New Jersey.
AB 3803 will limit the amount of time dogs can be tethered in a 24-hour
period (prohibiting tethering between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. or for more
than one hour outside of those times.) This will give animal control
officers the solid parameters they need in order to respond to
complaints of animal abuse.
This is a moderate bill. AB 3803 allows dogs to be tethered in order to
protect the dog or a person, and to conduct law enforcement, veterinary
treatment, grooming and training activities.
I urge you to support this bill.
Please vote for AB 3803. I look forward to seeing what action you take
regarding this important matter.