Monday, May 16, 2011
Fences for Fido
Hey! I wanted to write this post last week, but Blogger was down for a couple of days, so it didn't get done.
anyway, a few weeks ago I saw some people at the store I work at wearing t-shirts that said Fences for Fido. Then last week one of my Facebook friends posted a link to Fences for Fido, and announced that she was going to do some volunteer work for them.
I was very curious, so I checked them out. It's a non-profit organization who builds fences and insulated dog houses for dogs. These dogs have never been free from a chain, and have never had a decent house to hide from the elements. How incredibly sad and awful is that?
I honestly don't know why some of these people have dogs in the first place. If you are just going to keep your dog out on a chain in the yard, what's the point of owning a dog? I guess I don't know the entire story, but I do know that this organization is wonderful.
Some of the stories, and photos, brought tears to my eyes.
a fence and a house can cost up to $900.00 and they build both on donations. I would love to volunteer for them, and I have already donated a small amount to them.
anyway, if you're in the Portland area, and even if you're not, you can help out too.
Even if you can't donate money, or time, I just wanted to bring it to peoples attention. There are some really wonderful people out in the world who deserve recognition :)
Hope everyone is having a good week so far!
The photograph is taken by David Childs and his website is here.