PASS A LAW
Helping us to pass a law is great for people who:
Have a hard time leaving the house
Have a phone or access to email
This normally entails calling or emailing local representatives to explain why these new laws are important to you. It can be done anytime of day and only takes a few minutes each time. Occasionally, you can sign up for a conference and learn more about effective advocacy.
Dogs Deserve Better Blue Ridge also works with local law makers to improve and strengthen our tethering laws. Helping dogs at the community level is important, however in order to help EVERY chained dog in the area, we must start with improving the local ordinances/laws.
We have been working diligently to pass a statewide law in Virginia that would mandates that all tethered dogs must be brought inside when the heat index is over 95 degrees or the temperature drops below 32 degrees. It is a start and we are constantly working to make improvements to tethering ordinances all over Virginia.
We hope that one day no dog will have to live outside at the end of a chain, and changing a law is the only way to ensure we are working towards that goal.