TUCKER IS UNCHAINED AND HAS A GREAT LIFE!

 

About the author

Angie B. lives in Oregon with her husband, 2 dogs and a cat.  She wrote the true story about Tucker after he stayed with her for 5 days while he waited for an opening at the Rogue Valley Humane Society.

Her sister Mary painted the illustrations.  All profits  from the sale of the Tucker books, DVDs and t-shirts will go to the Rogue Valley Humane Society in Grants Pass, Oregon to care for the animals and to help build a new larger animal care facility. That is our goal. Thanks for your support!

ABOUT THE CHAINED DOG PROJECT

THE CHAINED DOG PROJECT – GETTING DOGS OFF OF CHAINS

In the summer of 2011 the Rogue Valley Humane Society (RVHS) in Grants Pass, Oregon started a new program - The Chained Dog Project. This program helps dogs get off a chain and gives them a better place to be. Many dogs have been kept on a chain most of their lives. The Chained Dog Project provides safe enclosures so that dogs can be free of a chain around their neck.

Check out our photos page with Tucker, Sheila and Daner and Remedy.  They are all happy dogs now!

UPDATE:  8-30-13  Shorty is now unchained. See his photos on our photo page. 

Being a responsible pet owner means providing them with clean water, food and a safe place to stay out of the hot sun. Some owners feel that it is okay to keep a dog on a chain all of the time. For many states this is no longer an acceptable way for dogs to live. Laws are now in place against keeping dogs on chains 24 hours a day. It is now considered inhumane to keep a dog chained up in the backyard.

Oregon has recently passed a law that goes into effect on January 1, 2014 making it against the law to tether/chain a dog longer than 10 hours a day. This could result in a Class B misdemeanor with a fine up to $2,500 and up to 6 months in prison.  If a dog is injured while on the tether/chain it could result in a Class A misdemeanor with a fine up to $6,250 and up to 1 year in prison. 

For more information on the Chained Dog Project or to see the full stories visit the RVHS website: www.rvhs-or.org. Check out the video about Sheila and Daner and watch them get unchained!

 

A day in the life of a backyard dog - This is what Tucker's life was like on the chain.