Chained Dog Rehabilitation & Rehoming NZ fights to end the life-chaining of dogs across New Zealand. They became charity partners with The Good Registry in July, and have quickly become a favourite among our Good Givers.
For those who are unaware what it means for a dog to be “life-chained,” it is where a dog is chained, often outside, and is neglected or abused. This often results in the dog being inadequately provided with food, water, medication, and exercise. If prolonged, this can have negative long-term effects on their ability to interact with people and other animals.
The founding trustee of Chained Dog R&R NZ, Amanda Fraser-Jones, loves rescuing dogs; however, she noticed a need for “a more well-rounded approach to animal welfare, in particular the life chaining of dogs.” Chained Dog R&R works with the families of life-chained dogs to educate and empower them to feel comfortable with their dog, instead of simply removing the dog all-together. By working alongside these families, Chained Dog R&R provides valuable tools to improve the lives of dogs. If the dog is relinquished into the care of the charity, a rehabilitation and rehoming process occurs, giving the dog a second chance at life.
Amanda hopes for the day animal welfare policies change to enforce these issues, as well as to gain more funding, support, and awareness for rescue centres such as the Chained Dog R&R to be able to help more dogs.
Although Chained Dog R&R is based in Auckland and Hamilton, there are connections all over the country to educate and help families who have chained their dogs. Amanda says the charity is currently under-funded and in need of donations and more volunteers.
Asked how people could help, Amanda said: “Adopt, Foster, Donate, Volunteer, Share. Only a community can solve the animal welfare issues in New Zealand. No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.”
If you’d like to learn more about Chained Dog Rehabilitation & Rehoming NZ, visit their website, or if you’d like a simple way to support them to improve the lives of chained dogs, you can do that at The Good Registry, by pledging a birthday or other event, or with Good Gift Cards.
You can hear from people who have used The Good Registry to help charities like Chained Dog Rehabilitation and Rehoming NZ, on our inspirational Giving Wall.