Kentucky Wins “Most People Chained to Doghouses” Contest

Our brochures help spread the word at each Capitol.

Our brochures help spread the word at each Capitol.

Not that there WAS a contest…but if there was, Kentucky would win.

Interestingly enough, Kentucky has been deemed WORST state for animals the past seven years, according to my friend Tracy Miller of SOAR (Speak Out and Rescue) of Georgetown, Kentucky.

Yet we had eight people chain up with us today, amongst them a magistrate-elect, Michael Turner. It’s my belief that when a state is deemed the worst, there’s nowhere to go but up, and it serves as a motivator for those who actually care about the animals to get out and DO SOMETHING.

A big THANK YOU to Tracy, Johnnie, and Bobbie from SOAR who got a law passed in Frankfort, KY and who gladly gave their day to join with Dogs Deserve Better in advocating for a state law. These are three ladies who walk their talk, which is so needed and appreciated in rescue.

Magistrate-elect Michael Turner, who has always believed in treating our companions with respect.

Magistrate-elect Michael Turner, who has always believed in treating our companions with respect.

Soon after our arrival, our signs blew down and we realized we couldn't reach them from our chains

Soon after our arrival, our signs blew down and we realized we couldn’t reach them from our chains

Johnnie has to unchain to get the signs. Then we chain up the signs too.

Johnnie has to unchain to get the signs. Then we chain up the signs too.

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Tracy Miller, founder of SOAR, Michael Turner, magistrate-elect of Franklin County, Kentucky, and Tamira Thayne, founder and CEO, Dogs Deserve Better

Tracy Miller, founder of SOAR, Michael Turner, magistrate-elect of Franklin County, Kentucky, and Tamira Thayne, founder and CEO, Dogs Deserve Better

Johnnie Woods overlooks her kingdom

Johnnie Woods overlooks her kingdom

The chained dog dance. Everyone was going in different directions and they somehow got tangled up!

The chained dog dance. Everyone was going in different directions and they somehow got tangled up!

I wonder what the dogs where thinking...why are all these people dragging chains?

I wonder what the dogs where thinking…why are all these people dragging chains?

Fluffy the Wonder Kitty follows his mom and doggie brother and sister on their walk to visit the Chain Off. First time we ever had a cat attend!

Fluffy the Wonder Kitty follows his mom and doggie brother and sister on their walk to visit the Chain Off. First time we ever had a cat attend!

We were blessed to have two TV stations and one newspaper interview us. I believe that makes 11 media hits throughout the tour. Outstanding!

We were blessed to have two TV stations and one newspaper interview us. I believe that makes 11 media hits throughout the tour. Outstanding!

Tracy Miller from SOAR was interviewed as well.

Tracy Miller from SOAR was interviewed as well.

Great pic of Mark Anglin

Great pic of Mark Anglin

Bobbie Hudnall, one of SOAR's board members, joins us at the Capitol

Bobbie Hudnall, one of SOAR’s board members, joins us at the Capitol

Love this pic of Tracy too. If you haven't noticed, it actually got chilly a few times today.

Love this pic of Tracy too. If you haven’t noticed, it actually got chilly a few times today.

The 'line' of doghouses and chained humans. Would love to see a line with 50 humans!

The ‘line’ of doghouses and chained humans. Would love to see a line with 50 humans!

Finally, 4:00 arrives! It was a long day, but by far the best of the seven day tour. The weather cooperated, the people showed up and participated, and we got media coverage. As days on a chain go, it was one of the best.

Finally, 4:00 arrives! It was a long day, but by far the best of the seven day tour. The weather cooperated, the people showed up and participated, and we got media coverage. As days on a chain go, it was one of the best.

Yippee! Hooray! We're free! (But the dogs still aren't. What can you do to help the ones near you?)

Yippee! Hooray! We’re free! (But the dogs still aren’t. What can you do to help the ones near you?)

Tomorrow morning we head over to Richmond, Virginia, for the last day of Chain Off Wednesday, August 30th, 2014 at the state Capitol. If you live in Virginia, there’s still time for you to make it to the event, take a little time off. We will be there from 9-4 p.m.

Hope to see you there!

Tami

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