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Have you ever walked around your neighborhood, and seen a dog that seems to always be alone in the yard, chained to a post?
This cruel, and inhumane practice is known as chaining, or tethering.
Dogs are social creatures, and when isolated for long periods they become depressed, neurotic, anxious and aggressive. They go slowly insane.
A chained dog is usually confined to a very small area where he eats (if he's even fed!), sleeps, defecates, and urinates.
They are: usually malnourished, receive no veterinary care, are infested with fleas, ticks, heartworms, mange and other parasites, dirty and dehydrated. Some have starved to death.
Many die of heat exhaustion, or freeze to death.
Collars are often embedded in their necks from years of straining against them, or not having them adjusted as they grew. If that animal is lucky enough to be rescued, the collar has to be surgically removed.
Please join us as we speak with Tamira Thayne, founder of Dogs Deserve Better. An organisation committed to rescuing chained dogs, and giving them a new chance at a happy life.
For more information about the organisation, and how you can help, please visit their website.
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