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Sadly, so does dog chaining—but this kit can help you stop it

Sadly, so does dog chaining—but this kit can help you stop it

Michelle Riley/The HSUS
“I’m sorry, but chaining a dog is not illegal. There’s nothing I can do.” Citizens who’ve had the courage to stand up for chained dogs by calling the authorities expect those authorities to be able to intervene. And so it’s hard for them to hear the all too common response: The officer can do nothing, because the community has no law to forbid an owner from chaining his dog 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

As hard as it may be for concerned citizens, it’s harder still for the many animal control officers who have to utter that phrase. Many ACOs want to help the neglected dogs languishing in back yards all over the country, but feel helpless to do so.

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