Despite the dangers and humane concerns posed by persistent dog chaining, the practice of tethering dogs around the clock is not disappearing overnight. Learn how the problem is being addressed around the country.
Resources and Articles
From the Magazine
Although not always able to move pets into ideal conditions, a central Virginia group makes a tangible difference in the lives of outdoor dogs by providing quality dog houses, lightweight tethers, and suitable food and water bowls.
Fences for Fido, an Oregon-based nonprofit, helps dogs, dog owners and local communities by working to replace dog chains with solid fences.
This poster created by the Coalition to Unchain Dogs encourages people to learn more about and support the organization's efforts to help chained dogs in need.
This installment of Mouthpieces encourages pet owners to break the tradition of chaining their dog and bring their canine companion indoors.
Haunted by scenes of neglect and cruelty she'd witnessed as a result of pets being chained for long periods'sometimes until they starved to death'Paulette Dean, executive director of the Danville Area Humane Society, was determined to end the practice in her Virginia community.
Policies & Programs
Download a free copy of "A Dog's Life: Chaining and Your Community"'a comprehensive, step-by-step guide from The Humane Society of the United States on how to pass an anti-chaining ordinance in your area.