If 45 People Donate $11, Then Fences For Fido Can Build a Medium-Size Fence for Shadow, a Chained Dog on Its Waiting List

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In a Nutshell

Donations help volunteers build a medium-size fence that will allow dog named Shadow to roam free without a chain.

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100% of donations go directly to Fences For Fido. Donations are automatically applied. Must provide donor's full name at checkout. See Grassroots FAQs that apply to this campaign. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Issue: Chained Dogs Can Suffer Trauma

Dogs who live their lives at the end of a chain are more vulnerable to attacks from other animals and may suffer physically from both the chain and the extreme temperatures of the outdoors, according to a report by the Humane Society of the United States. Common afflictions of dogs that are chained outside include eye, ear, and skin conditions, neck and back injuries incurred from tugging on the chain, and bleeding elbows from hard surfaces. The isolation of being chained can also cause timid behavior.

The Campaign: Build Fences to Unchain Dogs

If this Grassroots campaign raises $495, then Fences For Fido can build a medium-size fence for Shadow, a 3-year-old black labrador retriever on its waiting list, who currently lives on a chain. Volunteers will pound T-posts into the ground, stretch welded wire around them, and assemble a gate, allowing Shadow to roam free safely. Each additional $11 donation will go toward funding a fence to unchain another dog on the waiting list.

You can follow the progress of this and other Grassroots campaigns at the Groupon Grassroots website.

Fences For Fido

Fences For Fido aims to facilitate change in the lives of pets and their human family members by unchaining dogs and allowing them to run free. In order to accomplish this, volunteers build custom fences and insulated doghouses for local families. They also provide shelter and veterinary care when necessary, and educate families on taking care of their dogs during extreme summer and winter temperatures. Since its inception, Fences For Fido has unchained more than 360 dogs.

Fences For Fido

Fences For Fido aims to facilitate change in the lives of pets and their human family members by unchaining dogs and allowing them to run free. In order to accomplish this, volunteers build custom fences and insulated doghouses for local families. They also provide shelter and veterinary care when necessary, and educate families on taking care of their dogs during extreme summer and winter temperatures. Since its inception, Fences For Fido has unchained more than 360 dogs.

Customer Reviews

Great cause!
Lindsay S. · October 14, 2012
A great idea and a great cause.
Shawn R. · October 3, 2012
This is a great cause!
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