If 40 People Donate $10, Then Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside Can Buy Two Large Kennels for Chained Outdoor Dogs


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In a Nutshell

Donations to help install high-quality kennels for dogs currently being chained or tethered

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100% of donations go directly to Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside. Donations up to $500 matched by Pet Supplies Plus. 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: Aggressive Behavior from Chained Dogs

According to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), chained dogs are nearly three times as likely to attack people or other animals as dogs that are not tethered. Chaining causes feelings of loneliness or boredom that may lead to aggressive behavior, and also puts dogs at risk of injury or strangulation. In Indianapolis, it's illegal to chain or tether a dog between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m., or to chain or tether an unsterilized dog.

The Campaign: Install Large Kennels for Chained Dogs

If this Grassroots campaign raises $400, then Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside (FIDO) can purchase two large kennels for outside dogs currently living on chains due to owners or guardians' financial constraints. Each additional $200 raised will be used to purchase another dog kennel.

All donations up to $500 will be matched by Pet Supplies Plus. You can follow the progress of this and other Grassroots campaigns at the Groupon Grassroots website.

Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside

Working with the motto "Unchain - but contain," FIDO strives to help dog owners find alternatives to chaining and tethering as a method of dog containment. FIDO volunteers work alongside dog owners to install outdoor kennels, repair fencing, or connect trolley lines that provide exercise for the dogs. The volunteers also use this opportunity to advise and educate dog owners about proper care and treatment, and often supply financially struggling owners with dog food, warm bedding, and doghouses to further aid the dogs' happiness and comfort.

Customer Reviews

It was a great opportunity to give back to animals in need.
Kimberly K. · January 3, 2013

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