Leaving Dogs Outside In Freezing Cold Could Become Illegal In Philadelphia


Of course it’s common sense, to take care of the small pets that we have taken into our care. Actually I wonder why City Council was so delayed in its warnings.

CBS Philly

By Mike Dunn

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It’s common sense to take your dog inside when its freezing outside, but in Philadelphia, leaving Fido out in the cold is not illegal. However, that could soon change.

City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson says in the wake of this difficult and bitterly cold winter, he’s hearing from residents about neighbor’s dogs being left outside:

“I’ve been receiving several calls from my constituents regarding dogs out in the backyard in severe cold weather. Community residents were asking what is the city doing about it? What type of law is on the books?”

But when his staff looked into it, they found there currently is no law in the city code prohibiting pet exposure to freezing temperatures. Now Johnson has introduced a bill to do exactly that:

“There’s a penalty if you leave your dog outside under 32 degrees of cold weather, or anytime above 85…

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About Ric Ben-Safed

Technical and Freelance Writer, degrees in History,Psychology, and Master's in Social Policy and Planning. written hundreds of reports in regard to mental health, major research in genealogy and genetic genealogy as well as local history. I try to be and Independent leaning Libertarian but also like the cooperative anarchist ideas of L.Neil Smith, Murray Rombard, J. Neil Schulman. Fascinated by (Philadelphians, George Lippard ( 1830-1854). Gothic & City Noir, appreciate the Mystics of Philadelphia Mystic Johaness Kelpius (1667-1708), even "God may be a Verb!).
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