Dogs Deserve Better founder’s marriage begins with groom in doghouse

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, July/August 2011:
LEFT–Dogs Deserve Better founder Tamara Ci Thayne and
longtime anti-chaining campaign supporter Joe Horvath were married on
June 20, 2011 on the Pennsylvania State Capitol steps in Harrisburg,
concluding Thayne’s annual “chain-off” demonstration in pursuit of a
state law prohibiting dog tethering as a primary means of
confinement. Thayne, who has chained herself to doghouses in public
places every summer since 2004, spent 52 days in 2010 chained in
front of the Pennsylvania State Capitol. Thayne and Horvath were
joined at the 2011 demo by about 75 other protesters, 25 of whom
also spent the day chained to doghouses.

Following the wedding Thayne and Horvath “honeymooned” by
relocating the Dogs Deserve Better headquarters from Tipton,
Pennsylvania to the former site of of football player and convicted
dogfighter Michael Vick’s Bad Newz Kennels, on Moonlight Road in
rural Surrey County, Virginia. Dogs Deserve Better purchased the
property in May 2011. The location–after extensive renovation–is
to become a rehabilitation center for dogs rescued from longtime

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