No more chained dogs in Durham

Yesterday, Durham County Commissioners passed the ban on tethering dogs in Durham County. The law goes into effect in 2010. Despite a few miscellaneous allowances, dogs must be kept in fences, large pens or inside. Studies have shown that chained dogs are often more aggressive and have lower quality of life. This wonderful ordinance is a huge success for animal welfare in Durham. Want to see how unchaining dogs has changed the lives of dogs and owners alike? Check out these local Durham stories HERE.

To read more about what happened last night and in the recent past, check out this News & Observer story: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/story/1211863.html.

I am also very proud to say that due to the hard work of the Coalition to Unchain Dogs, this ordinance would probably not have passed. And the reason I am so proud is that my friend and fellow animal lover, Meredith is very active in this organization and has worked very hard to see yesterday's accomplishment happen. Congrats, Mer!!!

Congrats to the Coalition and congrats to the dogs of Durham.

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