On the outside, you see a picture of one happy little dog running as fast as his legs will carry him! Inside the Hallmark card reads ‘Happy Birthday!! Celebrate like someone left the gate open!’
I’ve bought that card a few times – and that’s the feeling that these lucky dogs must feel once their off of that dog chain – finally!
Check this out. The Charlotte Chapter of the Coalition to Unchain Dogs put up their 200th fence Sunday. According to WBTV.com, ‘volunteers have been building fences since 2009, and they’ve also been building up a strong reputation. They work almost every weekend of the year.
Members of the group are fighting against injuries that tight collars and chains can do when dogs get tangled up around trees and landscaping, etc., Being on a chain all day can also have unhealthy, if not deadly consequences for the dogs. Not to mention festering bad attitudes – and who wouldn’t be ticked off being on a chain all day?
In fact, the web site goes on to say that the ‘American Heart Association studies’ also show dogs on chains are lonely, less healthy, and more aggressive.’
Neya Warren is the Co-Director of the Charlotte Chapter of the Coalition to Unchain Dogs, and says the group also spays and neuters dogs for free.
In honor of the good work that this organization does, the Duke Energy building will be lit up in yellow on Monday (today), in honor of the group.
If you’d like to find out more about the Charlotte Chapter of the Coalition to Unchain Dogs, click here to view their web site.