Some people said that if you want to have a happy and productive life, then you should get pets! I admit, at first I could not believe that domesticated animals can promote mental and physical health, but many studies have shown that they can. People who have pets have been known to lead longer and happier lives than without them.
As we grow older, we become less active. The more inactive we become, the higher our risk of any ailments. We therefore need something in our lives to keep us busy so we don’t suffer loneliness, and a pet is just the thing to do it. This is probably because of the companionship, exercise, and responsibility that they provide. On the other hand, you must find a pet that is compatible with you or with your life style.
In most homes and elsewhere, dogs are loved and usually treated well, however, there are also many instances of Dog Abuse that is the appalling reality of our times. Sadly, Dog Abuse Facts, recorded by the ‘abuse database’, reveal that more than half of the 12,000 cases of animal abuse account for Dog Abuse. Fortunately, there are several dog shelters and rescue groups as well as other humane organizations which are fully committed to the treatment and welfare of abused dogs.
But why do people abandon their pets? Maybe because their dog is not spayed or neutered. Maybe because the owner can no longer afford a pet. These are only some examples.
There are several countries in different parts of the world that prohibits chaining and tying dogs.
Having a dog means to be responsible enough for its happiness. But this does not mean to just give it food to eat so it will not be hungry or just to give it shelter for them to have a good rest! If you give a dog enough to eat but keep it chained 24/7 to its kennel or tied to a tree, this does not make any sense, because although the animal will survive, it will be terribly unhappy!
These dogs, in the video that you have seen, after being chained up for so long, have finally been moved to a fenced in area, by an all-volunteer organization called “Coalition to Unchain Dogs”. Here, we watch some volunteers fencing in an area because the elderly owner could not do it in person. At the end, we see the finished results — and the reaction of the happy dogs running around free at last, will make you shed a tear of joy!