See the Awesome Reactions of Dogs Being Unchained for Good

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Mama and Oreo spent their lives being chained up, enduring the elements with only basic shelter.  The elderly woman who rescued them lived in a very poor area and wasn’t allowed to have pets indoors, and she had no access to better care for them.  Thankfully, the Coalition to Unchain Dogs found out about the situation, and the reactions of these dogs to finally being unchained is fantastic.


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Belinda, an elderly woman living in North Carolina, saved two dogs who had been abandoned in her neighborhood.  But her landlord wouldn’t let her have them inside, so she had no choice but to keep them outside.  She provided them with dog houses, but there was no fence, so she had to keep them tethered.


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One day, Mama’s chain broke and she escaped.  She was picked up by animal control.  They brought Mama back to Belinda instead of to the shelter.  The officer gave her the contact info for Lori Hensley, the operations director of the Coalition to Unchain Dogs.

The group came to her house to install a fence and spread hay around and in the dog houses to help keep them warm.


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“We built the fence for Belinda and her dogs and gave the dogs straw because Belinda lives alone and without a car in one of the poorest and most under-served neighborhoods of Durham. She has no easy access to a grocery store or pet care stores.  Yet her dogs are well-fed and well-loved,” Hensley told BarkPost. “Belinda rescued Mama and Oreo and loves them very much.  She just needed a little help in caring for them.”

If you would like to make sure they can help other dogs who don’t know any other life than that on a chain, click here.


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50 thoughts on “See the Awesome Reactions of Dogs Being Unchained for Good”

  1. I love story’s like this, for it hurts me to my heart , to see any animal stuffer or have to go through anything , but love. I pray to God about these animals, all the time.. Bless the people that can help these wonderful animals…..

  2. Where is this happening? I would think think that straw and these houses would not be warm enough during winter in the northern U. S. Too bad the dogs couldn’t be allowed into her home at night, at least. It’s great that these people are helping an elderly lady keep the pets she loves.

  3. As usual, parts of the story are omitted. Why are the dogs not together or is separating them only temporary until they are spade/neutered, etc? I think it’s great this lady, who is poor herself and really didn’t need the extra financial stress made the decision to rescue the dogs. She is providing for them the best she can. It certainly beats being cooped up in a cage at the shelter waiting for a home or death. Thank goodness the man at the shelter helped her to get help. I didn’t read that any of the neighbors offered to walk the dogs or help her feed them, so please quit insulting her. She is doing more for abandoned dogs than most people do, rich or poor. She is a lady with a loving heart; her landlord, not so much.

  4. Please come to where I live and fence in my 1/2 acre for my dog. I would love to but don’t have the finances to do so. And would love to let him run free instead of being on a 50ft chain. I promised him I would have a fenced in yard for him to run around in one day when I got him. Had him 6 yrs now and still have yet to keep it. I am on a Tight Budget as I only get Disability and my health also hinders my ability to put one up.


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