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Tying up your dog? New penalties ahead for tethering Fido in an inhumane way

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, left, is greeted by Alfredo, a mixed-breed dog as Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, right, looks on and pets Coco, another dog brought in for a bill signing ceremony, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Gov. Jay Inslee has signed legislation that would penalize dog owners for leaving their dogs tied up for a reckless period of time without access to food, water and shelter.

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