Doggy Freedom Fund
Outdoor chained dogs often live a very poor quality of life- lacking freedom to roam and exercise, while being exposed to harsh weather extremes. While we work to improve current Mississippi laws to forbid the long-term chaining of dogs, we hope to make the lives of these dogs a little better in the meantime.
With a grant from the Petco Foundation, we will be able to provide free spay/neuter services to these dogs to prevent more animals born into the streets.
With your help, we would like to raise $2,000 in order to help outdoor chained dogs with the following items as needed:
Can of spray insulation to weatherize dog houses- $3
Shallow water bucket that can be hung up to avoid tipping: $5
Hay to cover muddy areas and keep paws dry- $10 per bale
Cedar or Pine shavings for clean, dry bedding that resists fleas- $12 per bag
Nylon Collar- $10 each
Metal stakes to hold down chicken wire: $10 per pack
50ft roll of chicken wire to reinforce an existing fence and keep dogs from escaping: $20
A safe and sturdy aerial dog run and tether: average $50 each
A dog house to provide protection from the elements : average $60 each
10x10 fenced dog yard for situations where a run is not feasible: $180
Want to help? Sign up to volunteer here.
Check out our Wish List if you would like to buy any of these items directly.
Do you encounter chained dogs in your daily life? In Defense of Animals is collecting information to be used to present to legislators and lawmakers, to introduce a Master Federal Bill for sponsorship against this practice nationwide. You can help by filling out this form.