Due to the brutal winter that subjected dogs to the horrors of snow, icy conditions and sub-freezing weather, AHS saw the imperative to have ordinances to improve conditions on anti-tethering, shelter & temperature restrictions. There are municipalities that have championed this cause; however, that barely scratches the surface of the many dogs in most municipalities left chained outside in brutal weather and poor or improper shelter.
S3061 (Holzapfel) and A4628 (McGuckin, Wolfe) would solve this problem and give coverage and protection for every dog throughout the state!
These bills have been introduced but need you to make a call, e-mail or letter to your legislative office. Co-sponsors are needed to bring this matter to a successful conclusion. Won't you take a few minutes to contact your N. J. Senator/Assemblyperson and ask that they co-sponsor S3061/A4628.
If you are unfamiliar with your legislator, contact the League of Women Voters at Contact@lwlvnj.org or call 609-394-3303.