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Yesterday, I went shopping and saw these 2 dogs, chained up behind the little store; dirty, in the heat, not even reacting to my voice. I contacted several rescues on Ibiza. They knew of it and told me they cannot do anything about it, because chaining is allowed on the island.

We need to help the dogs on Ibiza!!!!!

An island with International Tourism still treats their animals as „objects“ officially. I am asking the community of Ibiza lovers and animal lovers to help!

I cannot accept to be in Paradies while these poor animals suffer with chains on their necks!

A dog kept chained alone in one spot for hours, days, months, or even years suffers immense psychological damage. An otherwise friendly and docile dog, when kept continuously chained, becomes neurotic, unhappy, anxious, and often aggressive. In many cases, the necks of chained dogs become raw and covered with sores, the result of improperly fitted collars and the dogs' constant yanking and straining to escape confinement. Some chained dogs have collars embedded in their necks, the result of years of neglect at the end of a chain. Chained dogs frequently become entangled in their chains, too, and unable to access food, water, and shelter.

 It shouldn’t happen to “man’s best friend,” but it does. Take a drive down many country roads and city streets, and you’ll see them—dogs left to spend their entire lives in “solitary confinement,” trapped at the end of a chain or in a small pen.

We can’t think of a crueler punishment for these social pack animals who want—and deserve—companionship, scratches behind the ears, walks around the block, and the opportunity to curl up at their guardians’ feet at nightindoors.

Kept “out of sight, out of mind” in the back yard, chained dogs are often deprived of adequate food, water, and veterinary care—in addition to having their emotional and social needs completely ignored. Many are denied proper shelter and have nothing but an overturned trash bin or plastic barrel—or nothing at all—to shield them on freezing winter nights. Countless chained dogs have frozen to death during cold snaps or died of heatstroke on sweltering summer days.

Chained dogs are also totally vulnerable to other animals and cruel people, and many chained dogs have been stolen, set on fire, shot, stabbed, tortured, or poisoned by cruel passersby or neighbors who were annoyed by their barking.

Given these cruel living conditions, it’s no surprise that chained dogs often become aggressive and attack children or other people who approach them. Chained dogs are more likely to bite because they are usually unsocialized; their living space is reduced to a few square feet, which heightens their territoriality; and they don’t have the option of escaping during a confrontation. Many communities across Europe and beyond have learned the hard way that not only is chaining dogs an animal welfare issue, it’s also a public safety hazard.

 The most effective way to help hundreds or thousands of neglected dogs in your area—as well as prevent dog attacks—is to work with city or county legislators to ban chaining. You may be dogs’ only hope for a shot at a better life.


copywright by humane nation foundation

picture by PETA( wasn’t able to take one as the owners were not amused)