MAGGIE: the dog who changed my life

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Dogs Are Not Mere Possessions: Tethering Dogs Becomes Illegal in More Communities

Many of us would never consider chaining our precious dogs for hours, or worse, for days or months. But too many people don't give it a second thought, forcing their dogs to endure even extreme weather conditions without exercise or companionship. Tethered dogs tend to be more aggressive and anxious, not to mention being horribly lonely.  Kudos to Alexandria who just passed a law against this miserable practice. They have limited tethering a dog to 3 hours maximum. Read the full story here on the Care 2 Blog.

With dog deaths and injuries up during the summer months due to the heat, chaining dogs may also soon be illegal in Guilford County, North Carolina. May many communities soon follow your wonderful examples and make dogs a part of the family, ending their suffering and isolation at the end of short chains.Read the full story here.

Posted By:

Dawn Kairns  

Twitter: themaggiebook


Doberman Puppies said...

Great proposal!
I know some people who chained their dogs for a life, because they were 'aggressive'.. Who wouldn't be aggressive like this? Amazing.
I really support this new law.
Thanks for sharing!

Dawn Kairns, Author of MAGGIE said...

It's hard to imagine chaining a dog all the time. Of course aggression would follow!
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