The mission of the Coalition to Unchain Dogs is to improve the welfare of dogs living continuously chained outdoors by providing free spay/neuter, vaccinations, and fences, while bolstering connections between these dogs and their human companions through non-judgmental assistance and information designed to raise general community expectations regarding the standards of care for these animals.
Every week in multiple cities—Durham, Raleigh, Orange County, Charlotte and Atlanta—volunteers for the Coalition to Unchain Dogs are knocking on doors to meet dog owners, transporting dogs to and from veterinarian appointments where the dogs are spayed or neutered and vaccinated, building fences and watching dogs run free and happy, all creating lasting change in those communities. The volunteers deliver dog houses, leashes and collars, flea/tick medication, hay in the winter and tarps in the summer to make sure the dogs are comfortable; they also provide crates and instructions on how to transition a dog indoors and answer questions that so many people have about how to make the healthiest decisions possible for their dog. In just a few hours, a volunteer can forever change the life of a person and their dog. As a volunteer, you will get the satisfaction of helping a family, keeping dogs happy and healthy, and bringing to life a positive change in your community. In fact, we find that we gain just as much from the experience as the fence recipients, often even more. Getting to meet people in your community you would otherwise never have a chance or reason to meet and connecting with your community in a real and powerful way is what volunteering for the Coalition to Unchain Dogs means. Please contact us for volunteer opportunities and to become part of the Coalition family!