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Ask Governors to Ban Chaining During Storms Like Hurricane Sandy

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Hurricanes like Katrina, Irene, and most recently Sandy endangered hundreds of communities across the U.S.  As officials declared states of emergency in their communities and ordered evacuations, PETA sent urgent letters to governors in Virginia, New York, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and other at-risk states, asking them to enact immediate bans on chaining dogs. Chained dogs are always at especially high risk during storms: They have no means of seeking protection from the strong winds and widespread flooding and don't stand a chance of escaping rising floodwaters and violent wind gusts. They are in terrible danger of freezing, strangling, drowning, or being hit by flying debris.

It is impossible to forget the haunting images of dogs who were stranded, abandoned, and left to die on chains during hurricanes Katrina and Irene. Dogs should never be left chained outside, and you can help by taking action now!

If you're among the millions of people affected by Hurricane Sandy, please go out and check on your neighbors and look for any animals who might be stranded. Be sure to take plenty of photos so that you can use them to help push for a chaining ban in your community!

Please join us in asking state governors to ban chaining during extreme weather conditions by signing the petition below.


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