The Ugly Side of Dog Tethering

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This story makes my stomach churn and my heart break. Sorry for the graphic photo attached to this post, but I just could not believe that someone would be capable of such detrimental abuse to a helpless animal. It appears the chain was intentionally attached so tight to this poor animal’s neck as if it were some kind of challenge or a joke. For what other reason would someone knowingly do such a thing?

In light of a recent blog post, regarding the Tammie Grimes case, I thought this story appropriate to highlight considering Tammie heroically removed a tethered dog from a miserable condition in a strangers backyard. Tammie is now being fined with criminal charges for her heroic act and is being targeted as a thief.

Also, this emphasizes the importance of a new law in California, making it illegal to tether your dog for long periods of time. However, even with selfless heroes and state legal protection, many people continue to punish animals for just being companions. This I cannot grasp.  What do you think would ever lead someone to treat their dog this way?

Comments: 3

 
Anonymous
7 years ago

I share your same frustrations when I hear stories like the Tammie Grimes case. I can't quit understand the mind of our legally system sometimes. However, thankfully as CA leads the way, more states are taking action to prevent animal cruelty.

 
Anonymous
7 years ago

The case of Tammie Grimes having legal action taken against her for rescuing a cruelly kept dog makes me realise what a ridiculously stupid world we live ..er, I mean, exist in. Mind you, our British laws are just as stupid. Let us all hope Tammie gets off this unfair charge.

 
Anonymous
7 years ago

Well, I think that people have rage inside and dont know how to express it. They take anything weak: animals (which cant press charges either)women, the elderly and children. Every day I think to help someone..even if it's a beautiful butterfly trapped in a spiders web, I think of its pain and fear this leads me to feel for it, and help it. These other people DONT feel.
How can we ever save animals from these continous conditions?
This world needs to end, certainly no one feels anymore but a minuet sum.
Everything is backwards--how can you charge someone for saving an animal from torture? Its those whom govern that are not right either, they are the same as those who chained the dog--ROBOTS unfeeling and unhuman.

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