Dog lovers rejoice! A U.S. Midwest town has passed a bill that will help save dogs lives across the area. Hopefully this will set a trend across the entire United States!
City Council in Springfield, Missouri has just recently passed a bill making it illegal to have dogs tied up for hours on end. In fact – not even ONE hour at all!
The council unanimously voted to pass the bill and targets dog owners who leave their dogs tethered on chains for hours on end. The reasons behind this bill are obvious to many but news to others.
Many Humane Societies across the country are attempting to spread awareness of the harm that can be done to animals AND humans if dogs are left tethered for long periods of time. They can become dangerous.
Tethered dogs often become anxious and bored – even antisocial. This can cause these pups to negatively act out and potentially bite or hurt someone.
Continue to the next page to see the rules and exceptions to this bill. There is ONE extra rule in particular that is so important – it made me smile when I read it. You will too!