We’re Here to Help!
LEARN THE LAWS AND ORDINANCES OF THE AREA WHERE THE DOG IS CHAINED
Please note laws change often and the very best thing to do is to know the ordinances in your town. They can be very different than State and County laws. Sometimes they are better, sometimes worse. But know what they are so that you can help with knowledge and an understanding of what you are up against. After you understand the ordinances in your town, follow these steps and always ask for help. That’s what we are here for!
Try speaking and offering help to the owner, trying to encourage bringing the dog inside while speaking of the facts about the chaining of our companions. Learn why the owner won't bring the dog inside.
If it is not an option, offer help in the form of straw, food, and doghouse if needed, anything to help the dog, IF this is what they have to endure for now. A warm shelter is better than no shelter at all. At least the dog will be warm until we can work on a better situation. It is not the end result, but a short-term solution to saving the dog from the extreme weather. OR if you can find, and be sure to have, someplace where the dog can go, an owner may be willing to surrender the dog.
Reach out to friends to also help if needing financial help with straw, doghouses, etc.
If this gets you nowhere because the owner refuses your help, contact the local animal control and encourage others to do so. If needed, get the numbers and/or emails of the animal control's supervisors as well. Don't give up. The more calls, the more the pressure will be put on to help the animal. PLEASE ALWAYS BE RESPECTFUL!
Reach out to no-kill rescues in your area or state. Most are full. We all are, especially during certain times of the year. But the more people involved, the more chance of finding placement for the dog if the owner is willing to surrender.
Together We Can Make A Difference
If you need our help, don't be afraid to ask. We will work with local authorities to provide a better situation for the dog. We will need your help too. The efforts must be legal and working with, instead of against, the "other side" has, most of the time, proven to be much more effective, as frustrating as it might be. But, together we can truly make a difference.
We will utilize our social media to find ways to help, find local rescues, no-kill shelters, caring animal control officers and officials to help that dog.
If you would like material to leave with people about chaining and penning dogs, or supplies to distribute, follow the link below and fill out the form of what you would like.
For information on the negative effects that chaining and over exposure to the elements has on a dog, check out the World Animal Foundation link below. The more we educate ourselves the better the chances these dogs have a good life.