Proposed Ohio law would require owners to bring pets in during cold temperatures

Animal Charity responds to call in Youngstown about dog being left in cold

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH)– A proposed Ohio law would make it illegal to tether dogs outside during extreme weather conditions.

The proposed law, House Bill 94, has been languishing in the Statehouse.

Several communities have their own laws on the books, but for now, it is not illegal.

Under current laws, minimal conditions exist that state if the dog is healthy — or in good body condition — and has shelter, such as a dog house, it can be tethered outside in any weather condition.

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