Meet Mikey and Roscoe. We’ve been monitoring and caring for these two dogs for about 2 yrs. now. They live on their chains 24/7. They are never brought inside. Mikey is such a love-he just wants attention and pets and kisses. Roscoe is a little more reserved, but he’s a good boy, too. We’ve given these two proper shelter (you can see in the one pic what Roscoe used to live in). We’ve been frustrated with the conditions that we’ve had animal control over there. These guys NEVER have water. I cannot even remember a time when I’ve gone there in the last 2 yrs. and there has been any water out for these guys. Yet, we’ve given the owner lots of water buckets over the months. We’ve clipped them to the fence so the dogs can’t knock them over. We’ve put Mikey and Roscoe on tie-outs numerous times. We’ve done just about everything we can do. They did get taken in for neuter and shots when animal control got involved, but that’s it. Their living conditions haven’t changed. These people will simply not step up and animal control won’t do anything more here, so it’s up to Chain of Hope.
We know that we will have to monitor these dogs until the day they die. That’s the only way that we can keep them healthy and alive. The sad thing is that we have many dogs in the metro area that are like this. We monitor lots of dogs to make sure that they don’t fall through the cracks. Once we intervene, we stay engaged with the owners and the animals. We are constantly trying to educate and give the people the resources they need to improve the care of their animal. There are times, however, when the people simply will not step up and do the right thing and if the animal has shelter-usually animal control on either side of the state line will do nothing about it. It’s frustrating. Especially when we see the wonderful personalities that these dogs have. They have just as much love to give as our own dogs do, yet they sit on that chain year after year after year.
These guys get so excited when we pull up. They love the rawhides, treats and toys, so keep them coming! These things bring much joy to our chained up friends. Mikey had a good time trying to bury his rawhide today. He put a lot of effort into that burial!
Thank you for keeping us out there.