DDB: Be A Voice for Fulton County, Georgia Chained Dogs

January 15th, 2009 10:52 am by Kelly Garbato

The following action alert is excerpted from the latest edition of Dogs Deserve Better’s (DDB) eNewsletter:

Be A Voice for Fulton County, Georgia Chained Dogs

These dogs are among an estimated 1000+ living permanently “chained-out-in-the-back-yard” in Fulton County…. isolated and neglected. Please be their voice by asking the Fulton County Commissioners to outlaw chaining. Gwinnett, Dekalb, Cobb, Cherokee and Douglas counties are the metro-Atlanta counties among the 15+ in Georgia who’ve already outlawed chaining. It’s shameful that Fulton County, the State Capital, is lagging behind. See more Fulton County Chained Dogs. Warning: photos may be disturbing to some.

The Ban on Dog Chaining in Fulton County has been introduced and NOW IS THE TIME to have your voice heard for all these dogs. There are 3 chances to be heard:

1. Wed Jan 14 2pm –
Meeting with Com. Nancy Boxhill District 6.
Her district is Grant Park, Capital view, Candler Park, Cabbagetown, Castleberry Hill, Inman Park, Midtown, Vine city, VA Highlands – If you are a resident she cares more about you.

2. Tues Jan 20 9:30am –
Meeting with Com. Rob Pitts – At Large
At large means he covers all Fulton County.

3. Wed Jan 21 10am –
Commission meeting open to Public/ Need people for 2 minute public comment. I have photos, facts, scripts ready to make it easy. Tell your story, why you want this law passed. This is your chance to be heard in front of everybody. I need LOTS OF PEOPLE to show up for this!!!! Contact Denise if you can speak.

If you can’t attend a meeting, please at least send an email to the Commissioners expressing your support of the proposed ban on long-term tethering (aka “chaining”).

Commissioners addresses are:

john.eaves [at] fultoncountyga.gov, robb.pitts [at] fultoncountyga.gov, lynne.riley [at] fultoncountyga.gov, Tom.Lowe [at] fultoncountyga.gov, Emma.Darnell [at] fultoncountyga.gov, district6 [at] fultoncountyga.gov, William.Edwards [at] fultoncountyga.gov

Contact local news stations and ask for reports on the horrors of dog chaining in Fulton County at http://myfoxatlanta.com or email Randy Travis (randy.travis [at] myfoxatlanta.com), Reporter for Fox 5 Atlanta News with a blog about Fulton County, http://community.myfoxatlanta.com/blogs/RandyTravis

If you don’t live in the area, DDB suggests that you send an email in support of the anti-tethering ordinance. For information and talking points, check out the group’s Get Laws! page. You may find the HSUS’s factsheet “The Facts About Chaining or Tethering Dogs” particularly helpful.

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