On November 21, 2013 at the Oregon state Capitol, Governor John Kitzhaber signed HB 2783, which limits the number of hours a dog can be chained in the state of Oregon.
The new law will become effective on January 1, 2014, with a tethering limit of:
By Patti Loverink, Fences For Fido Co-Chair
In the summer of 2012, our Fido community made something truly remarkable happen: Through just one whirlwind day of online voting, you helped us win a Toyota Tundra pickup through Toyota's 100 Cars For Good campaign! We knew that having a truck that belonged exclusively to Fences For Fido would make a huge difference in our work, and over these past several months it surely has.
As a Fences For Fido foster parent, sometimes pictures say more of what it means to me then my heart can express. I can tell you this. It is difficult to think of myself as a “volunteer” when I foster for Fences For Fido. Why? Because it is an honor to watch the Fences For Fido team do whatever it takes to see their furry charges free, healthy, happy, and finally in a forever home. I consider it a blessing and a privilege to be able to open my home, give a little love, and watch their spirits begin to heal and blossom. It brings me joy when a dog learns what it is to be safe, warm, fed, to revel in a squishy bed, and learn to just be a dog that is part of a family of love. The community of Fences For Fido gives me all the love and support I need to do this. They have never failed to “be there” when I needed help…from an emergency of a sick puppy, to people coming to play with puppies so I can get a break, to donating food when needed and so much more. It has just been an absolutely amazing joy and blessing in my life to do this with this great group of loving human beings.