For all of you who don’t know this PETA has a special program form “backyard dogs”. Every-week fieldworkers visit these dogs, and they offer them free doghouses, straw bedding for harsh wintertimes, recting tarps to shade them from the summer sun; refilling empty water bowls; treating them for fleas, flystrike, and internal parasites; and providing them with low—or no—cost spay/neuter surgeries as well as food, toys, and treats. This story is about a dog who was chained down, and she couldn’t release herself. In the pictures below you will find out what happened with the Australian Shepherd named Athena!
This is how the fieldworker of PETA found Athena in her backyard! “Heather Johnson thought the dog’s leg was broken: Athena’s tether was wrapped so tightly around her hind leg that it was painfully swollen. Heather had stopped by the home in rural North Carolina on one of her regular visits to the area to check on the beautiful Australian shepherd mix who was tied up in the backyard.”