Can you guys give me some information about why Anti-Tethering laws are NOT a good resolution to the problem of animal abuse/neglect? I'm ashamed to say my county is discussing an anti-tethering law, I do not know the details of the proposed law yet, but I'm looking into it. I'm doubly ashamed to say that a person I know and often volunteer with at the shelter, though she meant very well, has been the person who purposed the law in the first place. If it wasn't for her contacting her local representative, they wouldn't be discussing this law at all. All of this because she saw a dog that was tethered 24/7 on a very short rope and the ACO couldn't take from it's owner because it had food and shelter. I know she means well, but I do NOT want this to be made a law. She described the situation with the dog, and that now the dog is on the back patio, with a dirty blanket and a bunch of junk on a longer tether. And says "WE NEED A ANTI-TETHERING LAW." WTF. The junk, the dirty blankets, the neglect, that's not going to change with a fence. *sigh* I just need info and tips on sending a letter to my representative, as well as a letter to everyone she sent a letter to about writing in SUPPORT of the anti-tethering law so at least they have both sides.