Less than a week ago, a no-kill animal shelter in Jerseyville, Illinois, had to come to the rescue of a dog who was hopelessly tangled in a chain. On March 23, the Riverbend Humane Society No-Kill Animal Shelter posted several images of the dog and updated Facebook followers about the troubling situation:
“Normally today we would be open to the public but unfortunately we will be Closed today 3/23/18 due to an emergency rescue of abandoned dogs. We are sorry for the inconvenience.”
Though the dog looked as if she might be terribly injured from hanging in the chain, she was rescued in time and has not suffered long-term damage. The animal shelter stated that five dogs were rescued from the property – few other details have been released.
Long-term tethering or chaining of dogs can be dangerous for multiple reasons:
- Dogs can become tangled, causing grievous injury or even death
- Chained dogs are typically not well socialized and they can suffer from emotional trauma from being alone
- Chained dogs are more likely to become aggressive and bite
- Chained dogs usually bark out of boredom and frustration
- Chained dogs are subject to weather extremes,
- Chained dogs will often turn over any available source of food or water
- Chained dogs are forced to live where they urinate and defecate
Dogs are not yard art!
(Images via Riverbend Humane Society No-Kill Animal Shelter FB page)
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