All too often, "man's best friend" is sentenced to a miserable life of solitary confinement, trapped at the end of a chain. In order to raise awareness of these "forgotten" dogs, PETA has declared January "Unchain a Dog" Month, and we have just what you need to help a lonely, neglected dog in your neighborhood.
There are two basic ways to improve the life of a "backyard dog":
Many neglected dogs' lives have been forever changed because someone cared enough to offer to take them for a walk or give them toys and treats and some much-needed love. You can be that someone and make a world of difference for dogs like Ringo and Julie. Remember: The best way to help chained dogs is to work with city or county legislators to ban chaining, and PETA has the resources to help you get started.
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