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The Mothers Against Dog Chaining Demo
Spartanburg, South Carolina, Monday, June 13, 2005

The Mothers Against Dog Chaining Demo in South Carolina June 13, 2005 garnered much local press, 3 TV stations, as well as newspaper articles before and after the event. The Associated Press picked up the initial article, which ran nationwide. A local breeder and another man turned out in opposition...We totalled 15 people for the demonstration, would it were 10 times that many!

Crystal Sinclair, mother of Makayla Sinclair and co-leader of the Mothers Against Dog Chaining initiative, spoke very clearly to the need for more and better laws to protect both our children and our dogs, as well as the need for more socialization. She brought her new baby girl, Logan, who won hearts and minds.

Footage on Fox News from the day of Makayla' death was heartbreaking, anyone who watched it could not help but be awestruck at Crystal's resilience to stand now against the chaining of dogs in order to keep others from suffering the same fate as Makayla did.

Chris and Christine, neighbors and friends of Isaiah Smith and his mother, turned out to help with the demonstration, speaking tearfully of the loss of Isaiah and the hardship it's created for his family and the neighborhood. They are firmly against chaining of dogs and the resulting tragedies that can occur.

Special thanks to Speak for Animals founder Susan Bufano and her Chained Dog Campaign manager Stephanie Arnold (the two yellow shirts left and center) for the help they provided in getting the word out, getting the permit, and introducing us to the chair of the County Commissioners. We could not have done it without them! Also a big thanks to everyone who came out, we're very grateful for the support.

Articles from before and after the first Mothers Against Dog Chaining demo:

Dog lovers plan council protest - June 11, 2005
Spartanburg Herald-Journal
By LUKE CONNELL, Staff Writer

Activists face off at county meeting - June 14, 2005
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Protesters urge county council
to limit dog chaining
- June 14, 2005
From the Associated Press


Dogs Deserve Better, Inc. is a 501c3 national nonprofit organization. Mothers Against Dog Chaining is currently a program of Dogs Deserve Better, and as such all donations are tax-deductible according to IRS guidelines. All funds donated to the Mothers Against Dog Chaining program will initially go into the DDB general fund account; however, they will be earmarked and used for Mothers Against Dog Chaining materials and campaigns.


Tammy Grimes
Dogs Deserve Better