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Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week February 7-14

Looking for an excellent yet easy project for a group? Want to help raise awareness of the evils of dog chaining in a way that...

Joy  |  Jan 15th 2007


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Looking for an excellent yet easy project for a group? Want to help raise awareness of the evils of dog chaining in a way that could make a direct difference in the lives of thousands of dogs? Then here’s a fun and productive way to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Its the Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week February 7-14 sponsored by Dogs Deserve Better!

In a thumbnail, Dogs Deserve Better (DDB) is collecting Valentines to send to people who have dogs chained at their homes or businesses. DDB is asking us all to send in addresses to send valentines to and valentines to send. The valentines are sent anonomously (unless otherwise requested).

Here’s more about this new way to commemorate Valentine’s Day:

Is Your Dog the Love of Your Life? Help Us Make Other Dogs as Lucky During our Have a Heart for Chained Dogs 2007 Campaign
Join us February 7-14th for Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week. OUR GOAL in our 5th Season is to SEND OUT 8000 VALENTINES TO CHAINED or PENNED DOGS.

We are striving to raise awareness for chained and penned dogs in a positive way…by delivering Valentines, a brochure and a treat coupon to dogs living outside all over the U.S. and into other countries where we have representation, such as Canada and Australia.

Here’s where you come in:

1. Make Valentines. Teachers, Students, Scout Leaders, Group Leaders, Individuals please make Valentines! To see what others have done, see the link on this page. The valentines can say anything along the lines of ‘Bring us into the home and family.’ Send them to us by February 7th at P.O. Box 23, Tipton, PA 16684.

2. Mail Coupons for Free or Reduced Cost Treats or Dogfood. Last year we did not have enough treat coupons to fill all the Valentines. Can you help us out this year by mailing any and all treat or dogfood coupons you have to us at P.O. Box 23, Tipton, PA 16684?

3. Send addresses for Chained or Penned Dogs. This is so needed! To make our goal, we need to mail at least 8000 Valentines. Send address via mail, call 877.636.1408 to report addresses, or e-mail them to info@dogsdeservebetter.org. You remain anonymous!

4. Sponsor Valentines. The cost of this campaign is quite high, due to material and mailing fees, but it is well-worth it! You may either sponsor Valentines for addresses you provide, or sponsor Valentines for others who provide us with addresses.

In 2006 we delivered over 5200 Valentines to chained or penned dogs!