Boston, Ma.– Tamira Thayne, founder of Dogs Deserve Better and Massachusetts representative for DDB, Robin Budin, will spend eight hours in the hot July sun chained to dog houses on the steps of Boston’s Capitol Building. Their mission — bring awareness to the countless number of dogs living in miserable conditions across the United States.
Since July 2004, Dogs Deserve Better has participated in the annual Chain Off Campaign in attempts to demonstrate to the masses the plight of tens of thousands of dogs held in confinement through the use of chains, pens and tethers. Robin Budin describes canines as “family members” and says, “They are pack animals. They want to be with their people inside the home. They are not lawn ornaments or alarm systems. They are sentient beings who need to be loved, fed and cared for inside the home.”
Most of these so-called “pets” spend hours upon hours at the end of a rope, often morphing from loving, docile beings to neurotic, agitated and aggressive creatures as a result of being ignored for entirely too long. Through her nonprofit, Dogs Deserve Better, Thayne and the organization’s representatives hope to put a stop to the suffering so many chained dogs experience at the hands of careless owners.
Thayne says their ultimate goal during the July 11 event is to, “Call attention to those who are suffering–dogs who spend their entire lives at the end of a chain or enclosed 24/7 in a small, lonely pen.”
The 2012 Chain Off is set for Wednesday, July 11, 2012. Chaining begins at 8:00 am and goes until 4:00 pm. Those interested should meet on the steps of Boston’s Capitol Building, 24 Beacon St., Boston, Ma. If you would like to partake in this event, contact Robin Budin at Robin@robinbudin.com.
If you would like offer support to Tamira Thayne or Robin Budin during the 2012 Chain Off Campaign or to make a donation to Dogs Deserve Better, please visit the following link: http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/robinbudin/ddb-chainoff2012. You can also visit www.dogsdeservebetter.org to learn more about Dogs Deserve Better, their mission, their current endeavors or to read about their canine success stories.
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