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Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week - February 7-14

HAVE A HEART FOR CHAINED DOGS WEEK

Ending on Valentine’s Day is “Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week.”

The goal is to stop the constant chaining of dogs. While they work towards this end all year long, the week around Valentine’s Day is one of their most prominent periods of activity. It calls attention to dogs who are not treated like family pets, but like a trapped prisoner of war. Dogs who are perpetually chained outdoors or left in outdoor pens suffer both physically and mentally

HOW TO OBSERVE

Bring your dog inside
Take your dog for walks
Volunteer to take a chained dog for a walk
Visit the website Unchain Your Dog at http://www.unchainyourdog.org/Talking.htm for more ideas
Visit, join, donate, buy a calendar from the group Dogs Deserve Better at DogsDeserveBetter.org

HISTORY

The Virginia non-profit group Dogs Deserve Better was formed in 2002 by Tammy Grimes who was arrested for rescuing a dying dog on a chain. She and her friends started the group and the national promotion of Have a Heart for Chained Dogs to end each year on Valentines Day.

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