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Dogs Deserve Better is a nonprofit 501c3 organization whose mission is to rescue dogs across the country that are chained or penned and live out their lives in that condition. We offer Fence Grants to dog owners to enable them to fence in their yards for their dogs. We arrange for surrender, rescue, rehabilitation and preparation for adoption of dogs that the previous owners do not want or are legally required to surrender due to their abuse of the dogs. We offer other assistance grants as well to individuals rescuing dogs from chained/penned environments. As a nonprofit, all income is generated through donations.
The organization addresses three aspects of societal needs to accomplish this mission: Education, Legislation, and Rescue and Rehabilitation. Through education we elevate individual standards for animal treatment through direct one on one and group contact, and creation of books, videos, online websites, and other educational materials; through legislation we create more humane laws to protect dogs from living at the end of a chain for life or enclosed in a small space with little to no human contact; and through rescue and rehabilitation we create better lives for individual dogs by helping their caretakers with fencing yards, assisting with housetraining, and fostering, spay/neuter, and finding the dog a new inside home and family. Dog’s Deserve Better is located in Surry Co., Virginia.
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