The owner of these dogs actually called Chain of Hope for help with getting them spayed/neutered-she had an unaltered male and an unaltered female on chains in the backyard. We always take a look at the animals and their set-up when we get involved with a household. We have to know right off the bat if the animal is in good shape and has the proper provisions before we move forward with people. These animals had inadequate sheter for sure. They are unsocialized and scared, which is very sad. They are both beautiful dogs and they are at good body weight. We got them set up with warmer housing, food, rawhides, etc. I am picking them up Monday for their spay/neuter surgeries. We are making their lives just a little bit better and sometimes that is all that we can do in a situation.
Thank you all for your support, your prayers, and your enthusiasm for Chain of Hope and our mission. I want you to know that we have very little overhead. The majority of our expenses are medical care for the animals and fuel for the driving we do, which is a lot. Every donation that we receive is appreciated-no matter the amount. We are grateful because you keep us going and keep us out there for the animals. We are the only ones in town that are out there in the trenches day after day after day. We are truly here for the animals and we will fight their battles for them with owners, with animal control agencies or whoever we need to to bring relief and help to an animal. We are a small organization with tunnel vision on animal neglect and cruelty. That is our mission and that is our passion. We want to find the forgotten dogs in the backyards on chains and improve their lives. We want to show them kindness and compassion. We want to educate owners and teach them how to care for their animal. We want to spay and neuter animals. We want to give out crates so that a dog that is kept out 24/7 all winter can at least maybe be brought in for the nights if we give them a crate, which we do a lot. It’s all very important work. If you only knew the kinds of conditions that animal control agencies accept as “no violations”, it would appall you. We have to be here to advocate for that animal and push and keep pushing until it gets the help it needs.
Thank you for keeping us keepin’ on for the animals! Happy Thanksgiving!