GOA seeks revisions to the Chatham County Ordiances
Tethering dogs for no more than three hours in a 24-hour period is the proper and humane way to treat dogs, according to the head of Guardians of Angels (GOA), a non-profit Humane Society in Chatham County.
Numerous studies for the humane treatment of animals in urging Chatham County Commissioners to pass a sensible law with limited tethering. Study after study has found that tethering a dog longer than three hours results in an animal that is more aggressive and often reveals neglect.
The American Veterinary Medial Association, the Humane Society of the United States, even the Animal Services in Orange County have done extensive research and concluded that tethering a dog is harmful not only to the animal but to humans who come in contact with the dog.
Tethering is far from humane and does not address the many problems that arise from chaining or confining an animal.” He noted tethering leads to:
• Promoting aggressive behavior including biting
• Emotional and social degeneration of the animal
• Ignoring, neglecting or abusing an animal
• Enabling dog fighting and the dog theft related to it
• Incidences of dogs being attacked when they are tied
We will have to continue to press our case by having two or four speakers come to every meeting especially effective are folks from area businesses who have not spoken before.
The next meeting is July 15 - 2:30 pm at the working session or at the 6 pm public session.
Remember how hot it is out there and chained dogs, many without water, are counting on us.
Sunday, August 28 at 5:00 pm at the Pittsboro Roadhouse.
At the Annual Guardians of Angels Dinner at 5:00 pm at the Pittsboro Roadhouse. This year's featured speaker is Tom Waniewski of Waniewski Associates. Tom is an Emmy winning journalist for his groundbreaking story on Dog Fighting. A specialist in media relations, Tom is also a Toledo City Councilman and has been recognized for his work in securing funding for social services, including Guardians of Angels. Of course our celebrity spokesman Roy Underhill from PBS will also share his humor and unique animal insights.
Help us end animal suffering and euthanasia in Chatham County!