Organization fights for legislation to make living outside more comfortable for dogs

Organization fights for legislation to make living outside more comfortable for dogs

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - An organization committed to helping outside dogs is pushing for legislation to make each day more comfortable for family pets.

Dogs Deserve Better Blue Ridge hosted Postcards and Pints at Three Notch’d Brewery from 1-4 p.m. Sunday. People enjoyed a pint of beer and filled out a postcard addressed to their state delegate to push support for the bill.

The bill has several pieces.

“If there’s a weather advisory or extreme weather we’re asking that they not be chained outside," Kimberly Hawk, a founding member of Dogs Deserve Better Blue Ridge, said. "Another part of the language is from 10 at night until 6 in the morning, we don’t think overnight chaining is a good idea.”

The bill also includes language asking for chains to be 15 feet long to give dogs a better ability to move around outside.

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