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“She Cried While She Ate”: Unchained Dog Overcome With Joy

“She Cried While She Ate”: Unchained Dog Overcome With Joy

By Kristie Hendricks, Dogs Deserve Better Representative for New York

I received a call about sweet dog chained to a tree, needing to be spayed and perhaps re-homed. The caller knew that the owner would allow the spay, but was unsure if he would allow me to re-home to a family who would allow her indoors.

Upon my arrival, I found Darla chained to a tree in a very secluded backyard, way down a hill where she could not even see the home. Her shelter was a very rickety box with holes and lots of space for wind, water and snow to get in. She spent more than three years living there and had puppies that were given away at the grocery store. When she saw us coming, she was so happy that she whimpered and cried. She did so as I petted her as well; she was just so happy for the love and attention.

The owner said she wandered into his yard and he kept her there because he was fearful that she would be put to sleep, since she was a pit bull. With some education and compassion, he decided to let her go.

When I got her home, she cried while she ate. She was just as overwhelmed with emotion as was I. Darla is one of the sweetest dogs I have ever met. She loves everyone and appreciates every ounce of love she gets.

For All the Darlas Out There…

There’s a connection among all chained dogs. They’re all terribly lonely. They all suffer hunger and thirst. They all shiver in the winter cold and bake in the summer heat. And they all deserve better. They’re sisters and brothers in a web of neglect and we aim to do something about it.  If you can help us in our quest to rescue chained dogs from suffering, to educate neglectful owners and to pass laws against chaining, we need you now. Please visit us here to make a donation.

 

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2:01AM PST on Nov 23, 2014

The (apparently brain-dead) owner chained her up because he was afraid she'd be put to sleep??? Better dead than chained up all her life with a holey box for a home. Some people just make me sick. Thank you for the rescue.

2:01AM PST on Nov 23, 2014

The (apparently brain-dead) owner chained her up because he was afraid she'd be put to sleep??? Better dead than chained up all her life with a holey box for a home. Some people just make me sick. Thank you for the rescue.

3:33AM PST on Nov 21, 2014

Thanks for this very interesting article

9:25PM PST on Nov 20, 2014

How sweet. Thank heaven she was rescued.

8:18PM PST on Nov 20, 2014

Happy for Darla , I do hope for animals chained that laws are put in place & upheld
to prevent that kind of animal cruelty , its so rotten .

6:09PM PST on Nov 20, 2014

Happy for Precious Darla

6:29AM PST on Nov 19, 2014

Glad Darla was rescued and can now be happy and loved.

9:42AM PST on Nov 17, 2014

Yes, Oren. Unchain anteaters too!

9:42AM PST on Nov 17, 2014

thank you

2:43AM PST on Nov 17, 2014

I love pit bull puppies, they're like playful monkeys!

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