Dog Hugs Men Who Rescue Her from Six-Year Tether

A life on a chain is no life at all. It’s cold, lonely, and miserable. Guardians of Rescue is bringing freedom to one chained dog at a time.

 

This girl has spent six long, cold, lonely years on a chain in her fenced-in yard.  A fenced yard, and she was still chained up!  But Robert Misseri and the rest of the Guardians of Rescue crew made sure she had a warm bed tonight, and she definitely thanked them!

 

She jumped up on her heroes to thank them before excitedly leading them off the property.
She jumped up on her heroes to thank them before excitedly leading them off the property.

 

From Guardians of Rescue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here she is now:

 

“Enjoying a bed, a bully stick, and so much needed love,” Taylor said on the GoR Facebook page.  “She reminds me that there is still good in the world...the true definition of resilient! Please spread the word and help us get this sweet girl a home!”
“Enjoying a bed, a bully stick, and so much needed love,” Taylor said on the GoR Facebook page. “She reminds me that there is still good in the world…the true definition of resilient! Please spread the word and help us get this sweet girl a home!”

 

 

This is another grateful pup who was rescued by the team:

 

 

 

 

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190 thoughts on “Dog Hugs Men Who Rescue Her from Six-Year Tether

    1. If.. IF the dog was being mistreated (though he looks well fed and clean and anything but abused to me) then the local authorities should have been notified. You don’t play cowboy and go trespass and steal someones dog. You liberals think you can do anything you want. This guy is lucky someone didn’t come out of the house with a gun. You’re not hero, you’re in instigator. If you wanted to to good, you’d notify the local authorities.

      1. Sounds like you may have been the owner? That was it, the dog was fed and watered though obviously the water wasn’t monitored so it froze. Did she ever receive any love? Was she let into the house on cold days and nights? Oh, maybe she had a peeing in-doors problem, so no? YOUR FAULT! Train her, love her, make her part of the family or let her go to someone who will. You’re lucky someone didn’t come INTO the house with a gun! So owner or not, if you don’t have the intelligence or capacity to love a pet like it should be, DON’T get one. Be satisfied with a stuffed toy or a picture.

      2. Your an asshole How you like being chained up for six years you fuckturd !liberals??? You just had to ingest your repturd comments about animals. May you rot in H__L.

        1. *You’re* an asshole if you think politics (fuckturd liberals) is in any way related to this story of animal rescue.

      3. Liberal?? What does that have to do with treating animals humanely??? I am a conservative and I applaud this group for doing the right thing. The story plainly says that nobody else that she notified would do anything. This has NOTHING to do with politics. It has EVERYTHING to do with human decency!!!

      4. Sounds like you think this is ok treatment for this poor creature of God. Maybe soon u will be behind bars, but even that would be to good for you.
        Rot in Hell, Moron.

      5. Well i am not a Libtard. I am a gun toten nascar driving jesus freak and in my opinion any dog on a 6 foot chain for 6 years is mistreatment. I guess you think a well fed black person on a chain forced to pick cotton his whole life is a good thing. As long as you eat everyday how can there be abuse? Whats wrong with human trafficking? Those little girls should be thankful they eat everyday.

        1. How do you know the dog was never off the chain? Obviously it had been well socialized or she would have been growling and barking at intruders. Not all dogs are inside animals. Our Basset Hound hated being inside, even when it was below zero. She had a good dog house with straw, but she was outside. Did her water freeze, yes. Did we make sure we gave her fresh water, yes. Was she abused, no. My Pit is an inside dog, but he doesn’t have enough coat to be outside when it is cold. I don’t see where anyone in this story watched to see if the dogs were played with or loved on during any part of the day except the few minutes they were there.

    2. It is wonderful that this dog is free to live the life that he should have been living. It is cruel to tie or chain them up. We as humans would not want it so why should we
      do it to our pets. If you do not have the room or a place for them to run then do not get an animal.

    1. The fence was damaged. Plus, its possible the dog was destructive. I’m not saying they were right to do that, my ex tried to do that with our dog, but luckily i took the dog with me and she has a much better life now.

      1. What are you an idiot? Who cares!!! No animal should be confined like that. If they ARE dangerous action could (should) be taken after animal is observed…

        1. You’re the one who sounds like an idiot. So trespassing and stealing someones dog is the answer? First of all there is no crime against keeping your dog on a chain. Second, the dog looks well fed, clean and healthy and not at all abused. Thirdly, the whole six years thing is highly suspicious. Why wait six years to speak up? why no after 6 months or a year or 4 years or….??? If.. IF the dog was being mistreated, then the local authorities should have been notified. Yo don’t go and steal someones dog.

          1. Wow, maybe you better check into your state laws regarding animals. It is now illegal in most states to keep your dogs chained up. It is also illegal to keep them outside in frigid temperatures.
            But if you don’t have a problem with it, let’s try chaining you up and see how you like it.
            These are living creatures and deserve kindness, love and respect. If the dog was mistreated in anyway, they do 10% deserve to have it taken away.
            Clearly though, you must feel this kind of treatment to animals is acceptable and that is why you seem to be the only person who argues that these dogs being taken away to a better life was wrong.
            Go chain yourself in a hole.

  1. Why do people get dogs if they are going to keep them chained????? Chain those people up for a while & see how they like it!!!!!!!!!

      1. Have any of the black people alive today been chained by any of the white people living today? Also, it was black people who initially chained black people and sold them to white people.

      2. I guess Michael Vick can’t hate white ppl then can he Joe Mama (that would make him a hypocrite)? Also, slavery was terrible but it was the Africans who sold their own kind into slavery for a few shiny stones. There isn’t a human alive today that doesn’t have an ancestor that was a slave to someone at sometime. Heard of the Roman Empire? Those people alone nearly enslaved two thirds of the planet for a time.

  2. My neighbors chain their dogs to a tree and leaves them outside 24/7. I almost want to go over there one night and free them but I know I will get caught doing so. Feel sorry for those dogs, no room to run or enjoy life.

    1. How about you try reporting him. Im pretty sure that is animal cruelty.. Especially is they have no shelter……

    2. Exactly. Report them to animal control. MY daughter has a neighbor that just got a puppy and was keeping it chained up outside with no shelter. She called animal control a few times but they couldn’t catch them with the dog outside. They finally did a few days ago. They issued them 3 tickets/citations. Please help this dog out. Get involved.

    3. My neighbor is a cop and leaves his dog on a chain most of the time. I have done exactly what you want to do. He caught me one day when it was raining and he was on the chain with no shelter scared to death of the thunder. Broke my heart watching him struggle trying to get off the chain while my dogs were in the house warm and dry. So I let him go. When my neighbor came home his dog was laying on my carport on a blanket with fresh water and a treat.:-) He asked me why I let him go and I told him. So now when it’s thundering and real cold he comes home and takes him in the house because I told him I would let him go again if I saw him like that again.

  3. I saw this on Guardians of Rescue and oh my God, if that dog didn’t know she was just rescued, I don’t know where that heart felt hug came from!! What an absolutely amazing and precious moment!!

  4. Thank God she is out of there.. winters are so cold.. two yrs ago there were many nights the temp was in the teens… Thanks to the people with big hearts when they rescue them!

  5. There are so many evil, cruel and irresponsible people in this world. Thank you for rescuing her and for what you do each day for the animals. May God richly bless you.

  6. should tie the owner up for a night with just a normal jacket. and see how they like being outside in the cold.

    1. How could you say that?! dogs are loving animals that just want to be loved back! How would you like to be stuck outside with out shelter or medical care, or a companion for 6 YEARS?!

  7. Just can’t stand knowing that PEOPLE actually do this….breaks my heart, and hardens it at the same time.

  8. Aww so sad. But glad she was found she’s so cute and yes the owners should be chained up n left outside in cold so cruel of them

  9. His owner will die of worse cancers ever, sad dog but glad happy ending.

    Dogs are so sweet and loyal to human kind!

  10. I am glad these dogs were rescued. I also wonder if the dog’s owners were contacted either by this rescue group or by government agency. There is the possibility of legal action by the owners of these dogs for the apparent trespassing into their yards by the animal rescue people.

  11. I rescued a dog that was dragging a cinder block with a chain attached to it. He (Scrappy as he is called now) is so great full that he won’t let anyone near me unless I tell him it’s okay (“it’s the kids is the pass word”). He now lives on 25 acres with no chain, fence, 5 other dogs plenty of food and water and a nice bed too. I hate to see any animal miss treated and with out food and water. Many people forget that that cute puppy they once got will jump up and be a nuisance if not trained. Then the dog gets chained up or caged and forgotten. It’s a shame how some people treat their dog and maybe should spend some “chain time” themselves to realize what their dog goes through.

  12. I’m sorry to play “devil’s advocate,” but although I’m truly happy for both of these dogs being rescued, it didn’t appear to me that the first dog was “starving.” The second dog *definitely* needed to be rescued, but I’m not sure about the first one. She looked like her belly was filled out – not fat, but healthy, and her coat looked good as well – it was clean, and not matted or anything. I don’t think from her appearance alone that she was not being cared for. I do understand that she shouldn’t have been chained, but on the other hand, the yard wasn’t properly fenced, and she may have run off and been hit by a car, gotten into a dog fight – who knows? Maybe the owner had her chained only in the daytime when this woman was driving by, and the dog was spending nights in the house? If there was more investigation into the dog’s circumstances, it should have been put out there, too.

    1. I agree. The first dog looked healthy. Additionally, it seemed to have been well-socialized and was very friendly. Some people chain their dogs up during the day and then take them inside at night. However, I would be worried about the dog being chained up when weather gets too cold. We had a cat when I was a kid and, weather permitting, we would let her out during the day (she was spayed) and then call her in for dinner and take her inside after 5 PM. Our cat would come when we called her…

    2. I agree. How do they that these owner’s don’t walk their dogs? They may have been chained for their own safety. I just think I would have like the article to show more background I guess on the owners. Just cause their dog doesn’t live to the standards of “your” dog doesn’t mean its wrong(in general “your”)… Dogs did live outside before people brought them in, they have fur for a reason. You can’t just let big dogs or certain breed of dogs run free or sometimes in your because people get afraid of them and that could mean potentially hurting the dog if it got out.

  13. i have one who is a hugger on both of mine are lap sitters. ONe of mine is an 8 yr. old, 84.5 chocolate lab and the other a 72.2 (plus a few due to activity restriction to let the ACL heal, luckily, not a through and through tear and he sees the orthopedist and starts physical therapy next week, I can’t wait). With the New Years fire works, I wound up with both in my lap both lst night and tonight. Why residential fire works are necessary, I don’t know. Almost every nome in our neighborhood has 2 or more dogs., The poor dogs either get scared and or their ears hurt. I wound up under both of them, poor pups.

  14. because i have a few more pets than i should have i don’t dare turn my neighbor in. they would know it was me & turn me in then i would have to give up some of my babies, plus the way they have it set up & the fact that we have history. they have 4 little dog. they have houses for them but the fact is these 4 little dog are outside 24/7 even in the few days we have had when is was below freezing. two are chichua, one is a party yorkie the other i don’t know what he is.no dog should be left outside in the freezing weather. only suppose to have 4 animals in the city. i have 5 dogs & 3 cats. they are all fixed, healthy, up to date on shots & not out bothering the neighbors. i don’t want to chance losing even one of my babies. we are within a block in city limits.

  15. Glad to see some people actually care and take steps toward securing a stable happy home for these dogs.

  16. These ppl that keep dogs chained up should go to jail so sick of hearing how nothing happens to them …… Thank god for the rescuers

  17. Thank you for saving her! I have never understand why people get a dog and chain them up, they are supposed to be a part of your family not a possession!

  18. Good on you, Guardians, keep fighting the good fight no matter what it takes, one life at a time. 🙂

  19. that poor dog was yearning for company,dogs are pack animals.we treat murders and child rapists better than that poor dog has had to endure.until we really start to punish animal cruelty with serious prison sentences,it will carry on ,please everyone keep pestering your goverments to make animal cruelty a thing of the past.

  20. Were the owners notified to unchain them. It is horrible ..as well as all other sad stories… But these dogs both looked very healthy w food and water. Dogs friendly. I don’t get it. It does look like they were cared for. Could these owners have not been educated? They will probably chain different dogs up. In this sitation my first thought was there might have been a better long term solution. I hate the chains but was there any effort to fix the problem. Dogs obviously not fearful in any way. Educate owners or help them do right thing. Obviously these dogs were not beaten or starved.

  21. Were the owners notified to unchain them. It is horrible ..as well as all other sad stories… But these dogs both looked very healthy w food and water. Dogs friendly. I don’t get it. It does look like they were cared for. Could these owners have not been educated? They will probably chain different dogs up. In this sitation my first thought was there might have been a better long term solution. I hate the chains but was there any effort to fix the problem. Dogs obviously not fearful in any way. Educate owners or help them do right thing. Obviously these dogs were not beaten or starved.

  22. No one should keep a dog chained in a yard especially if there is a fence. They should fix the fence NOT get another dog. I have 4 rescues and they are the best pups ever. Many thanks go to the rescuers. Please donate to assist with the care and treatment of rescued animals.

  23. They’re a wonderful rescue group! They do so much for helpless animals that are at the mercy of cruel and thoughtless people.

  24. They’re a wonderful rescue group! They do so much for helpless animals that are at the mercy of cruel and thoughtless people.

  25. Nancy Scherm, I understand what you’re saying, but how do you teach logic or compassion? Why even have a dog that remains tethered outside, for years, with no life?

  26. Nancy Scherm, I understand what you’re saying, but how do you teach logic or compassion? Why even have a dog that remains tethered outside, for years, with no life?

  27. Wow. Some people need a taste of their own cruelty. WTF is wrong with people. If you don’t care about animals then don’t own them!

  28. Nancy yes the dog did look good and was super friendly, but she was kept on a chain for her life. What’s the point of having a family pet and keep them out side , you would not keep a family member outside chained up. What a great rescue group .

  29. They don’t deserve a dog or any kind of animal……..We have fenced yard and would NEVER, EVER put my dogs in a crate or chain, they’re free as a bird and we still walk them every single day and take them with us everywhere we go for vacation. They never saw a kennel inside.

  30. Every state should make it illegal to tie up your dog for more than two hours. Also why did it take six years for someone to do something? I’m glad she is ok now though

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