Valentines from the un-chain gang
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, April 2005:
The 3rd annual Dogs Deserve Better “Have a Heart for Chained
Dogs” campaign delivered 3,061 Valentines, dog treats, and
anti-chaining brochures on February 14. The Valentines were made by
29 school groups, five Scout troops, three institutions for the
mentally handicapped, a therapy dog group, and individuals
including Bar Mitzvah candidate Andrew Moskowitz of Florida, said
Dogs Deserve Better founder Tammy Sneath Grimes.
Galveston County Animal Services manager Michele Reynolds,
of Galveston, Texas, paid her staff $1.00 for each chained dog
whose address they sent in, Grimes said.
Grimes in March 2005 joined the ANIMAL PEOPLE staff as
associate web producer.
Through the efforts of retired elementary school teacher
Connie Davie, profiled on April 1 by Sarah Newman of the St. Louis
Post-Dispatch, Creve Cour, Missouri in January 2005 became the 60th
U.S. city in recent years to restrict how long dog may be chained.
Davie, like many others winning passage of anti-chaining ordinances,
brought to the task demonstrated commitment to both child and animal
welfare. About a third of all fatal dog attacks on children involve
dogs whose territoriality has been accentuated by prolonged chaining.