Dear Friends, Family, and Fellow dog lovers,
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.
There is a nationwide form of animal abuse and neglect that millions of dogs in America are subjected to, some for their entire lives. Chaining up your dog, or keeping them in a cage 24/7 for their entire lives is a problem I became aware of a few years ago. I have chosen to join the wonderful organization called Dogs Deserve Better and became an area rep a year ago. This group dedicates their volunteer time to educating caregivers of the extreme suffering these dogs endure. They are forced to eat,sleep,urinate, and defecate in the same small space, and often are deprived of fresh water and food and regular vet care. They live their lives as prisoners, never recieving love and affection from their families or exercise, socialization and training. As a result they may become aggressive or viscious or just give up and lose their will to live.
Once a year DDB fundraises by sponsoring a Chain-Off with reps all across the country demonstrating against this horrific form of abuse by chaining themselves to actual doghouses to raise awareness for what these poor dogs go through. My Chain-Off is going to be Saturday June 27th from 8am to 6pm. All the funds we raise will be going to help these dogs. Education, vet care, spay and neuter surgery, and fencing, as well as re-homing costs help these dogs have the life they so deserve.
One such dog is Tiger. Just 4 short months ago I first met Tiger when a concerned citizen called me to go see this poor dog freezing outside and chained up at an automotive business. I went to see for myself, and was so shocked. He had no food, water, and his dog house provided very little shelter from the sub-freezing temperatures. I succeded in convincing Tiger's caretaker that he deserved a better life, after all he had been on a chain for almost an entire year. Tiger is a happy ending, he has been in foster care and getting training to learn good dog manners and is now a happy dog ready for adoption into a loving, forever home.
If you want to support my efforts and give a donation it will be greatly appreciated. You can also go to www.dogsdeservebetter.org to learn more .
Tammi Kinman Ruppert