I thought I would do an update on the little dog rescue that I started in July in response to the need that People for Dogs expressed - that they were worried that people would want to surrender chained dogs to them and they wouldn't have anywhere to place them to - so I said I'd start a rescue so that the dogs would have somewhere to go.
To date we've rescued around 10 dogs and they've all been fabulous dogs - which is something that I want to show with this rescue - that once dogs become unattached to a dog house that they are just normal dogs.
We always hear that horrible statistic - that chained dogs are 2.8 times more likely to bite than dogs that aren't chained - but it's my belief that once they become unchained - that statistic disappears - and I want to prove it with my rescue.
We have also paid for the neutering of dogs if the owner agrees to bring the dogs inside the home - so there's more than one way to unchain a dog.
The 24/7 365 days a year confinement of dogs is inhumane. We are not talking or targeting the dogs who are tied out while you put your dog out to pee, or for a few hours a day - we are talking about the dogs who have no access to water, shelter, or food and are SUFFERING.
The dogs who have abandoned in back yards in Nova Scotia and for whatever reason the NS SPCA doesn't seem to be able to help - those are the dogs we want to help.
We want the dogs that are not going to survive the winter. And we think those dogs are saveable - we think those dogs will make good house pets. A lot of people don't - but we do.
We have a letter that we can send to those dog's owners - you can read it at http://nochainsalllove.ca/plea.pdf - you can print it out yourself and send it to the dog owner and hopefully the dog's owner will call us - or you can contact us through our website at http://nochainsalllove.ca/ and we can send the letter to them ourselves.
We also have a facebook page at http://facebook.com/nochainsalllove if you want to stay connected to us.