July 1, 2006
Began the Dogs Deserve Better
Fourth Annual Chain Off. Below, See Photos,
Wrapup from All Locations
Off 2006 Locations/Events Nationwide
Grimes was Chained 39 Hours
Contestants Chained to Doghouses
as long as Thirteen Days
Leidy Park, Mundys Corner, PA
Actor Adrian Zmed and Cheryl Hill,
DDB Spokespersons Attended
Press Call 814.941.7447
Deserve Better celebrated its 4th Annual Chain Off Event with
something new and inspired this year: A Chain Off Contest where
humans lived as chained dogs! The event took place in
Mundys Corner, Pennsylvania, beginning July 1st, and continued
all the way to July 13th. We would love to tell you who
won the contest and took home the new car as a prize, but you'll
have to do your homework to see for yourself, as we don't want
to spoil the fun! Each day's synopsis follows, click
the links below to read all about it and see excerpts from the
Congratulations go to Mikael Hardy (pictured above),
winner of the People's Choice Award! Mikael brought in 857 votes
in the form of donations. Aija Gillman followed
in second place, and Tom Frank came in third. Mikael chose to
donate her $200 winnings to Speak
for Animals of Greenville, South Carolina. Thanks
to everyone who voted for our People's Choice Awards!
One/Two & Synopsis, Photos: First to Go
Three/Four & Synopsis, Photos: Who Left Next?
Five/Six & Synopsis, Photos: And Then There Were Six...
Seven/Eight & Synopsis, Photos: Now Down to Five
Nine/Ten & Synopsis, Photos: Eliminations Begin
Eleven/Twelve & Synopsis, Photos: Only Two Left
Thirteen & Synopsis, Photos: And the Winner Is...
Fourteen & Synopsis, Photos:
Closing Ceremonies and Award of Chevy Aveo
Takes Nikki Off Chains Press Release
T and Water Bottle Combo Sets, Only $11.75!
miss out on this amazing deal! When they're gone their gone...Select
from Green as worn by Aija, Stephen, Shawn, and Susan, or Cream,
as worn by Don, Tom, Jacqueline, Mikael, Heather, Jacob, and Corey.
Bunge and Amy Smith
Each Day Chained to Doghouses
Hi-way Pizza, N. Atherton parking lot.
Awareness Booth and Bake Sale
Press Call 814.360.9058 • 814.880.1748
is the third year Amy and I have been involved in the chain off.
The one big difference this year was Tammy’s absence. We missed
her presence but knew she was doing important work in Mundy’s
Corner. The other difference is that Amy and I were chained this
Pics and Read More
Hours Chained to Doghouse
25 Louise Ave
Lewiston ME 04240
Blais did a 'one woman solidarity' 24 hours in her own backyard!
We strongly urge you to do the same next year if you cannot get
a bigger event organized for your area...Erin still got
great media attention with little prep time and little ongoing effort,
as well as garnered donation money for her local rep, Susanna Richer,
to vet dogs.
was quite an experience. I was very bored most of the time but I
knew that it wouldn't be forever. I think the first and last 2 hours
were the hardest. I did feel very secluded and alone. I could hear
my husband and nephews playing in the pool, it was awful...I so
wanted to join them. I think I can somewhat understand how a chained
dog feels. When I heard my husband coming I was very excited
at the prospect of a little attention. It was strange to feel that
way. I see people all the time and usually welcome the
chance to be alone for a little while but I guess that is something
I've taken for granted.
husband was great through the whole thing. I think he felt badly
for me (even though it was my choice) he brought me "treats",
and made sure I had plenty of water. At one point he tried
to sneak the radio speaker out the front door so I could hear it
but I told him no, that's not fair.
would come by to see what I was doing so that something to look
forward too as well. I was glad when it was all over and the first
thing I did was go inside to see my own dogs who I missed very much
through those long 24 hours.
was on 2 news channels, one that ran the story at least 8 times!! The
other news channel put a link on their site, for more information
and it's still on there. I was also featured on a local newspaper
website but she never put a follow up in there. I should be in an
upcoming issue of Downest Dog News which is another local newspaper
that comes out once a month. And we can't forget about the
local talk radio show that Susanna got us on last week too."
Kinley-Kuhn & Sam Hogenaur
Hours Chained to Doghouses
City of Richmond
50 N. 5th Street
were VERY pleased with the publicity that we got from our participation
in Chain Off 2006 this year! We made the HEADLINES of the
local newspaper (DUO PLEADS CASE FOR CHAINED DOGS) on the 3rd
of July and our efforts were well reported on two local radio stations...See
Pics and Read More
Chained to Doghouse
Wilson Park in West Carrollton
from 8am till the fest is over at 6pm
Rep Lois Rose organized a booth and chaining on July 4th at Wilson
Park in West Carrollton from 8am till the fest was over at 6pm. Pictured
above are Gail Downie, Lois Rose
and Deb D. Not pictured are Ronda Houston
and Christina Somerset, who sold jewelry and scrapbooking
supplies with a percentage going to DDB. More info on the success
of the event to come!
donate to our cause today! We need your help.
page for more ideas of how you can get involved.
Also, consider buying an item from our store.
By doing so, you will be providing us with dollars to support our
efforts and at the same time spreading the word in an uplifting,
fun, and beautiful message.
you'd like to donate via regular USPS mail,
please send to P.O. Box 23, Tipton, PA 16684
or you may call 1.877.636.1408
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organization. Your donations are tax-deductible according to IRS