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Press Releases

Posted on 10/6/14
Dog rescue sues Virginia county that protected Michael Vick yet sought to destroy nonprofit who bought his compound: Organization which turned property into rescue center for chained dogs says county illegally seized dog and trumped up charges against founder as smear campaign to drive group from property
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Posted on 9/25/14
Dogs Deserve Better to Fill Vick's Fighting Shed with...Shoes?
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Posted on 7/15/14
Woman to chain herself to a doghouse at state Capitols in WV, OH, IN, IL, MO, KY, and VA seeking freedom for Man's Best Friends
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Posted on 10/5/13
Grant for Rescued Chained Dogs
Reaches 100th Satisfied 4-Legged Customer

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Posted on 5/15/13
DA tells dog activist hunger striker "Pack up your organization and go home, you are not welcome here."
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Posted on 3/10/13
Dogs Deserve Better, Inc. pays off Good Newz Rehab Center for Chained and Penned Dogs through bequest donations: Organization, located at Vick's former Bad Newz Kennels, hopes to soon add a wing to the existing facility to help more dogs
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Posted on 3/5/13
Charges Dropped against Founder of Dog Nonprofit
Located at the Site of Vick's Former Bad Newz Kennels
in Smear Tactic Cruelty Case

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Posted on 12/31/13
Non-profit seeks to mail Valentines
to 20,000 chained or penned dogs

Group Asks Elementary School Students, Clubs, and
Individuals to Create Valentines for Delivery to Chained Dogs Nationwide

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Posted on 8/16/12
"Rattling Chains" Contest Seeks to Benefit Dogs while Celebrating the Arts: Calling Artists in Every Genre to Raise Awareness for the Plight of Chained Dogs
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Posted on 7/1/12
Woman who has spent 729 hours chained to a doghouse goes on the road to ten state capitols with her doghouse and chain to fight for better laws; to tally up another 80 hours on the chain
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Posted on 6/30/12
Nonprofit Begs Dog Caretakers to Bring Dogs Inside
as Heat Indexes Soar to Triple Digits and Heat Records
are Broken All Across the U.S.: Warns that Dogs Left Outside on a Chain or Pen will Die of Heat Exhaustion; Leaving Dogs Outside in Excessive Heat is Extremely Cruel

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Posted on 6/12/12
Humans to chain themselves to doghouses for hours on end to advocate for dogs in miserable conditions: Chain Off 2012 to raise awareness for plight of chained dogs
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Posted on 1/4/12
Non-profit looks to mail valentines to 18,000 chained dogs: Group Asks Elementary School Students, Clubs, and Individuals to Create Valentines for Delivery to Chained Dogs Nationwide
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Posted on 10/24/11
Dog group seeks to donate Michael Vick's former basketball hoops to underprivileged youth in Southeastern Virginia: Hopes Vick's Mammoth-brand basketball hoops, valued at $3000.00, will provide empowerment to area's youth
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Posted on 6/10/11
Woman releases saga of 54-day stint chained to
doghouse: Spent 10 hours a day chained to doghouse on state Capitol steps to win law for chained dogs

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Posted on 6/9/11
Chained-Dog advocates will take their doghouse blues to the Pennsylvania State Capitol Steps in Harrisburg: 25 People to Chain Themselves to Doghouses on the Capitol Steps in Support of Anti-Tethering Legislation
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Posted on 5/25/11
Dogs break out the champagne as dog nonprofit sets to close May 27th on Vick's former Bad Newz Kennels:
Will re-open mid-July as the DDB Good Newz Rehab Center
for Chained and Penned Dogs

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Posted on 5/2/11
Dog nonprofit taking over Vick's former Bad Newz Kennels
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Posted on 4/18/11
Chained-dog advocates to take their doghouse blues to state capitols during the 2011 Chain Off campaign
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Posted on 2/16/11
The world's most unusual Valentines went to the dogs
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Posted on 2/4/11
Will Vick's Bad Newz Kennels Transform into the Good Newz Rehab Center for Chained and Penned Dogs?
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Posted on 1/18/11
Dog nonprofit asks Vatican for $600 for shepherd shot in the head
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Posted on 1/7/11
Who shot the shepherd in the head during the season of compassion?
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Posted on 12/10/10
Dog Organization claims seven spots in 2010 American Dog Magazine Humanitarian Awards
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Posted on 10/22/10
Woman spends 52 days chained to doghouse on Steps of Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg
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Posted on 6/18/10
Betty White, Dr. Phil, and Kim Basinger top list of celebrities donating pet's collar for charity auction
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Posted on 5/12/10
Dog advocate wins appeal of trespassing charge for helping underweight chained dogs
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Posted on 4/27/10
Over 100 dog advocates nationwide to live chained to doghouses to raise awareness for chained dogs
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Posted on 4/4/10
70 Dog Lovers Pay Trespassing Fine for Animal Advocate to send Message to Officials: Stop Tolerating the Abuse!
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Posted on 2/10/10
Dogs are Snowmegedden's forgotten victims
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Posted on 2/8/10
The world's most unusual Valentines go to the dogs
15,000 Valentines to be delivered to America's 'Forgotten Dogs'
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Posted on 2/6/10
Dog advocate charged with trespassing after providing
straw to underweight dogs chained in freezing temps

Charges point to immediate need for
stronger dog protection laws nationwide

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Posted on 1/13/10
Group asks students to create 15,000
valentines for chained dogs

Seeks Elementary School Students, Clubs, Groups, and
Individuals to Make Valentines for Delivery to Chained Dogs Nationwide

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Posted on 1/12/10
Dogs freeze in below zero wind chills nationwide
as they await better laws to protect them

Group Seeks to Limit Chaining of Dogs in All Areas
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Posted on 1/7/10
Pennsylvania Dogs Freeze in Below Zero wind chills
as they await a Pennsylvania law against tethering

Dogs Deserve Better Urges All Organizations, Individuals, and Business Ownersto Join Coalition to Pass HB1254 in Pennsylvania
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Posted on 9/6/09
Dogs Deserve better and Pennsylvania SPCA team up to rescue
four chained and suffering dogs in Centre County
Video and photo evidence of neglect posted on Facebook leads to linkup with PSPCA and a warrant and subsequent relinquishment of dogs by guardian
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Posted on 3/2/09
Animal Abuser Sought in Freeman Spur Vicinity
Concerned citizens seek assistance in finding violent offender to make the community safer for all
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Posted on 1/26/09
Organization condemns Pennsylvania
State Legislators who Failed to Enact Chaining Law,
says "Girl's Blood is On Your Hands":
Calls for Immediate Ban on Dog Chaining in Pennsylvania
after Death of Child in Chained-Dog Attack
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Posted on 1/5/09
Group Set to Pair 12,500 Valentines with Dogs across
the U.S. in "Have a Heart for Chained Dogs" Campaign: Needs Elementary School Students, Clubs, Groups, and Individuals to Make Valentines as Well as Addresses of Chained Dogs Nationwide
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Posted on 1/3/09
Group Seeks Crafty Kids to Create Canine Valentines: Elementary School Students, Clubs, Groups, and Individuals Needed
to Make Valentines for Delivery to Chained Dogs Nationwide
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Posted on 12/15/08
Chained Dogs Suffer in Frozen Yards: While some cities and states pass laws against lifetime chaining, millions of dogs yet face an agonizing winter at the end of a chain
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Posted on 9/14/08
'Puddles Paks' Provide Phenomenal
humane education props for prepubescent pupils
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Posted on 7/22/08
Animal activist changes name to
translation of "Peaceful Dog Warrior"
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Posted on 5/2/08
200 dog advocates expected to live chained
to doghouses to "Unchain Our World"
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Posted on 4/24/08
Duo still alive and kicking after braving 3,453 miles,
12 states, 240 caretakers, and 1051 dogs in just 12 days
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Posted on 3/26/08
"Dognamic Duo"s 12/12/120 Tour
Takes Off April 6
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Posted on 3/20/08
Warm Weather Brings Increase
in Attacks on Children by Chained Dogs
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Posted on 3/12/08
Press conference held at Harrisburg State Capitol Building spotlights Pennsylvania Anti-tethering Bill
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Posted on 3/1/08
Dogs Deserve Better Sends More Than 10,000 Valentines
to Chained Dogs Across the United States
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Posted on 1/1/08
Group set to pair 10,000 Valentines with chained dogs
during "Have a Heart for Chained Dogs" week, Feb. 7-14
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Posted on 12/17/07
Leader found Guilty of Theft in
Controversial Pennsylvania Dog Rescue Case
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Posted on 10/24/07
Controversial Pennsylvania Dog Rescue Case
Goes to Second Motion Hearing October 29th
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Posted on 10/16/07
Non-profit warns of Halloween
dangers to chained dogs
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Posted on 9/17/07
Tipton, PA nonprofit is announced finalist for
the ePhilanthropy Award in Best Online Community Building and Activist Campaign
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Posted on 9/3/07
Woman accused of dog theft issues statement in response to Pennsylvania DA's attempt to bar defense evidence from trial
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Posted on 9/3/07
"Falling Star, Rising Son: The Football Player
and the Pit Bull" Art containing NFL
Football Tickets to be Auctioned on E-Bay
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Posted on 7/25/07
Dogs Deserve Better to join Virginia Voters for
Animal Welfare rally at Michael Vick hearing: Founder to attend, condemns dog-fighting as 'worst form of cruelty imaginable'
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Posted on 7/16/07
108 People in 36 states live chained to doghouses over the July 4th Holiday to Seek Freedom for America's Neglected Canines and to educate about the dangers of chaining a dog: 12 days later, chained rottweiler kills Atlanta 5-year-old girl near the site where 15 people had recently stood against the practice
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Posted on 7/5/07
Johnny depp Signed Photo Brings over $1000
in Charity "Collars for Dollars" Auction:
Dogs Deserve Better Auctions 18 Celebrity Items;
Garners over $3800.00 for their Efforts for Chained and Penned Dogs
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Posted on 6/25/07
104 People in 34 States to Live Chained to Doghouses
to Seek Freedom for America's Neglected Canines: Non-profit Dogs Deserve Better's "Unchain the 50" Event runs Nationwide June 30th through July 8th
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Posted on 6/18/07
Robin Williams Tops List of Celebrities
Donating Pet's Collars for Charity Auction:
"Celebrity Collars for Dollars" Fundraising Auction
Set to Begin June 23; Benefits Dogs Deserve Better
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Posted on 5/17/07
“Chained, Unneutered Male Dogs” Top Group’s List for Most Likely to Bite During Dog Bite Prevention Week, May 20-26
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Posted on 5/15/07
Every Life Matters: An Opinion/Editorial Piece
by Tammy S. Grimes, founder, Dogs Deserve Better
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Posted on 5/2/07
Dog Group Sets Plans for July 4th Event Entitled "Unchain the 50!": Nonprofit seeks one person per state to live chained to doghouse
for 8-24 hours over the Independence Day Holiday
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Posted on 4/15/07
Group Warns: Spring Will Bring
Increase in Chained Dog Attacks on Kids
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Posted on 4/6/07
Controversial Pennsylvania Dog Rescue Case
Goes to Motion Hearing April 17: Dogs Deserve Better
to Hold Pre-Hearing Rally in Support of Grimes Actions
to Save Dying Dog
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Posted on 3/6/07
Foster Dog of Maryland Anti-Chaining Advocate Poisoned: Reward of $14,125 offered for information leading to arrest and prosecution of killer
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Posted on 3/3/07
Dog Whose Rescue Initiates Legal Battle has Died:
"Duke", "Doogie", "Jake" dies peacefully and on his own terms after 5-1/2 months of loving care, proper medication
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Posted on 3/1/07
Formerly Chained Foster Dog Attacks Founder of Anti-Chaining Nonprofit: Grimes Taken to the Emergency Room via Ambulance, later Released
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Posted on 1/18/07
Dogs Die at the End of Chains as Cold Sweeps the Nation:
Nonprofit Urges Citizens to Report Abuse/Media to Remind People to Bring Companions Out of the Cold
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Posted on 1/06/07
Group Sets Goal of 8,000 Valentines in Fifth
"Have a Heart for Chained Dogs" Week, February 7-14
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Posted on 11/27/06
Dogs Deserve Better Founder Case Set for Jury Trial
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Posted on 9/25/06
Dogs Deserve Better founder Top Ten Finalist
for Animal Planet Hero of the Year Award
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Posted on 9/14/06
Dogs Deserve Better Founder Arrested
for Helping Dying Chained Dog
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Posted on 9/1/06
Nonprofit Releases Public Service Announcement
Featuring Actor Adrian Zmed
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Posted on 7/16/06
Man Brings Family Pet into the Home to Live
after Experiencing 13 Days as a Chained Dog
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Posted on 7/16/06
18-Year Old Girl Wins New Car after Living 13 Days
Chained to Doghouse, Surviving 4 Days of Eliminations
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Posted on 7/12/06
Contest Winner to Live 13 Days Chained to Doghouse,
Survive 4 Days of Eliminations
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Posted on 7/9/06
Five Contestants, Chained to Doghouses for Nine Days,
Live as Blind and Deaf Dogs for Eight Hours
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Posted on 7/6/06
After Six Days, Six Contestants Remain Living
as Chained Dogs in Unique Pennsylvania Contest
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Posted on 7/3/06
9 Contestants Remain Living as Chained Dogs
in Unique Pennsylvania Contest
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Posted on 6/25/06
Meet the 14 Contestants who will Live
Chained to Doghouses July 1, 2006
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Posted on 6/20/06
14 people to Live Chained to Doghouses in
Unique "Reality-TV Style" Nonprofit Contest
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Posted on 5/19/06
Organization Releases Chained Dog
Song Presentation to Internet Viewers
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Posted on 4/28/06
Spring Brings 4-fold Increase in
Chained Dog Attacks on Children
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Posted on 4/11/06
Nonprofit Auctions Naming Rights Sponsorship
on eBay for Unusual "Reality-tv Style" Contest
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Posted on 2/28/06
Nonprofit Delivers 5277 Valentines to Chained Dogs in its 4th Annual "Have a Heart for Chained Dogs" Week, February 7-14
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Posted on 1/8/06
DDB Seeks Elementary Students,
Groups to Make Valentines for Chained Dogs
Dogs Deserve Better Announces its Fourth "Have a Heart for Chained Dogs" Week, February 7-14
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Posted on 11/29/05
PETA: DON'T BUILD DOGHOUSES!
Dogs Deserve Better Asks Peta NOT
to Enable Others to Chain and Neglect the Family Pet
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Posted on 9/26/05
DO NOT BUILD DOGHOUSES!
Dogs Deserve Better Asks the Today Show and Noah's Wish NOT to Enable Others to Chain and Neglect the Family Pet
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Posted on 7/22/05
DOGS DESERVE BETTER REPS INSTRUMENTAL
IN CHANGING CHAINING LAWS IN GEORGIA AND FLORIDA
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Posted on 7/22/05
Mothers Against Dog Chaining seeks parents of children
seriously injured/killed by chained dogs to speak out against chaining
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Posted on 7/17/05
READ "DIARY OF A WOMAN (AND FRIENDS)
CHAINED 2"
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Posted on 6/27/05
SEVEN PEOPLE TO CHAIN THEMSELVES TO
DOGHOUSES IN FOUR STATES, JULY 2-4, 2005
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Posted on 6/9/05
HOW MANY CHILDREN HAVE TO DIE BEFORE THE NATION
ACKNOWLEDGES THE CONNECTION BETWEEN CHAINING AND DOG ATTACKS?

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Posted on 4/15/05
DOGS DESERVE BETTER SENDS LETTER TO ORANGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA COMMISSIONERS URGING LAWS AGAINST CHAINING DOGS IN WAKE OF 4 YEAR OLD’S DEATH: Death Signals Need to Protect Children, Not Deny Cause of Attack

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Posted on 4/13/05
HOW MANY CHILDREN HAVE TO DIE BEFORE THE NATION ACKNOWLEDGES THE CONNECTION BETWEEN CHAINING AND DOG ATTACKS?

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Posted on 2/28/05
NONPROFIT DELIVERS VALENTINES TO 3061 DOGS IN ITS 3RD ANNUAL HAVE A HEART FOR CHAINED DOGS WEEK, FEBRUARY 7-14, 2005

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Posted on 3/1/05
DOG FROZEN TO DEATH CHAINED OUTSIDE—
A SIGNAL TIME TO STOP THE CRUELTY

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Posted on 1/2/05
NONPROFIT SEEKS ELEMENTARY STUDENTS,
GROUPS TO MAKE VALENTINES FOR CHAINED DOGS
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Posted on 12/10/04
HOW MANY CHILDREN HAVE TO DIE BEFORE THE NATION CHANGES LAWS REGARDING THE CHAINING OF DOGS FOR LIFE
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Posted on 11/30/04
DOGS DESERVE BETTER URGES: BRING DOGS IN FROM THE COLD!
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Posted on 8/20/04
DOGS DESERVE BETTER SENDS AN APPEAL FOR A NATIONAL LAW AGAINST CHAINING DOGS FOR LIFE TO THE WHITE HOUSE
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Posted on 5/24/04
DOGS DESERVE BETTER HOLDS CHAIN OFF 2004 JULY 3-4 FOUNDER CHAINS HERSELF TO DOG HOUSE FOR 33 HOURS; PHOTO CONTEST, MAKEOVER FOR CHAINED DOGS
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Posted on 4/5/04
DOGS DESERVE BETTER LAUNCHES 2004 POSTER AND BILLBOARD CAMPAIGN FEATURING PRESIDENT BUSH AND SPOT, JESUS HOLDING A CHAINED DOG
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Posted on 1/6/04
DOGS DESERVE BETTER ASPCA/CHASE FIRST PRIZE
PET PROTECTION CONTEST WINNER
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Posted on 11/25/03
DOGS DESERVE BETTER SPONSORED
DOGS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
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