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.
Animal Law and Ethics
Is It Animal Cruelty to Have an 'Outside Dog'?
The Legal Intelligencer
August 27, 2013