As the days become years, many chained dogs sit, lay, eat, and defecate within the same 10-foot radius. Chained by the neck, they exist without respect, love, exercise, social interaction, and sometimes even basic nourishment. They live as prisoners, yet long to be pets. Chaining is not only inhumane for dogs, but has taken a severe toll on this nation’s children as well. According to Dogs Deserve Better, from 2003 to 2008, 291 children were killed or seriously injured by chained dogs across the country.
unsocialized with humans, can become very territorial of their tiny space, and
any small child that wanders into this space can be attacked and killed before
adults can intervene. A recent attack in Arkansas in October 2009 left a two-year
from head and neck wounds. He was
attacked and killed by an unspayed female chained in the backyard, with
The Impact of Chaining on Quality of Life
Would you for one second choose to live the life of these dogs? No matter what reason is given, the bottom line is that it is inappropriate and inhumane to chain a dog for life. Dogs should not have to live chained or penned as prisoners, yearning for a place in a family, craving acknowledgement, respect, and love. They deserve better, but their owners need our help. POI DOGS & POPOKI wants to help.