PORT Elizabeth's Animal Anti-Cruelty League (AACL) has been prompted to launch a strong campaign against the chaining up of dogs in the wake of the recent devastating blaze in the Chris Hani informal settlement, which left at least three dogs dead.
While the death of the dogs, which were unable to escape as they were chained up, has prompted the recently launched campaign and the accompanying urgent appeal to dog owners not to chain their animals up, a litany of problems facing chained animals forms the basis of the campaign.
"Chained animals are vulnerable to a lot of problems and there are many cases of animals incurring serious injuries and death as a result," AACL spokeswoman Linda-Louise Swain said.
Any donations of food and bedding for the displaced animals and people could be dropped off at the Bargain Box at Ninth Avenue in Walmer. Monetary donations can be made to PEACHAACL – Absa Newton Park 511917, Acc 9210194329, Reference: Fire Homes.
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