Animal advocates are encouraged by recent developments in the Oregon legislature regarding a bill aimed at prohibiting people from tethering dogs for excessive lengths of time. HB 2783 passed the Oregon House of Representatives by a vote of 46 to 13 April 10. Sponsored by Rep. Brad Witt (D-Clatskanie), the bill is the result of months of work by local law enforcement agencies and several animal advocacy groups, including The Humane Society of the United States, Oregon Humane Society, Fences For Fido, and the Oregon Animal Council. At press time the bill was on its way to the Oregon Senate. Follow its progress at Action.HumaneSociety.org.