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.

4 comments:

Abby Creek Art said...

SO happy you did a post on that, Michele...that's one of my pet peeves too. Animals should never be tethered. Another great org is http://www.dogsdeservebetter.org If it's ok with you...I would love to link to you on this in my next blog post. Hope all is well! xox

Michele Maule said...

Yes, please do, Linda!

It is so frustrating the way people take care of their animals, but the least we can do is spread the word about organizations who can help them.

Thank you Linda for the link to dogsdeservebetter.org!

John said...

Hi Michele

Wow this is a sad post, I mean I know it is a completely worthy cause but I did not know that this still happened. In the uk the law states you have to provide shelter for an animal or else they will be taken off of you and you will be fined. Continue to do it and you are banned from owning animals.

Do ye not have this kind of law in America?

P.s Your work as always is excellent :-)
Take care
John

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