Animal Law and Ethics

Is It Animal Cruelty to Have an 'Outside Dog'?

, The Legal Intelligencer

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All of us have seen one. A dog tied to a doghouse or in a pen outside or "guarding" a garage or car lot, 24 hours, seven days a week in all kinds of weather. Many of us wonder, especially in extreme heat or cold: "Is it legal to do that or should I report it to authorities?" In Pennsylvania, the answer can be a little vague.

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