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Hendersonville, NC

Sweet dog on a chain for its entire life

Thanks for the tip: Northerners have brought money to this inbred state. YOU PEOPLE would be eating dirt still and living in shacks still (wait, you still do), were in not for Northern money. Like eating? Bet you do, since most of you Southerners are fat and stupid. Keep that ignorant trap shut and do what the Northerner with the money tell you to do. Is your sister really your mother? Bet she is. Shame you went and had a kid with your mother/sister. Seems common round these parts.  (Jun 24, 2013 | post #15)

Raleigh, NC

OffTheChainNC.org Made Front Page of Newspaper on Easter!

http://hendersonvi lletimesnews.ny.ne wsmemory.com/defau lt.php?pSetup=hend ersonvilletimesnew s Group dogs council for chain law (OffTheChainNC.org ) Animal lovers campaign to unseat leaders in city not sympathetic toward their cause By EMILY WEAVER -Times-News Staff Writer A website has become the new battleground in a figurative dogfight that has been brewing in Hendersonville for years. Animal rights advocates, who created the Off the Chain campaign in 2010 with the goal of freeing dogs from continuous tethering in Hendersonville, started a new mission March 18 with offthechainnc.org. With the new site, the group hopes to fill three City Council seats this November with more like-minded candidates to hear their cause. Valerie Lamoreux and Beth Nave began a crusade to change animal cruelty ordinances in Henderson County in 2008 after a dog tethered to a dog house on Yon Hill Road caught their attention. With a suggested ordinance in hand, they went first to Henderson County commissioners and then to the county’s Animal Advisory Board before heading to Hendersonville City Council. Their ordinance addressed a number of concerns, ranging from dogs being chained, abused and neglected to dogs caught in homes with domestic violence. Not seeing much hope for the changes in the county, they decided to start with the city and pared down their recommendations to one main focus: banning the chaining of dogs. “We kind of shifted our focus (on) going out to help the dogs,” Lamoreux said, “and we became aware that that’s not going to work without laws backing us and supporting us.” The Yon Hill dog died a few years ago, she said. MORE OF ARTICLE - FOLLOW LINK ABOVE!  (Mar 31, 2013 | post #1)

Hendersonville, NC

OffTheChainNC.org Front Page of Newspaper on Easter

http://hendersonvi lletimesnews.ny.ne wsmemory.com/defau lt.php?pSetup=hend ersonvilletimesnew s Group dogs council for chain law (OffTheChainNC.org ) Animal lovers campaign to unseat leaders in city not sympathetic toward their cause By EMILY WEAVER -Times-News Staff Writer A website has become the new battleground in a figurative dogfight that has been brewing in Hendersonville for years. Animal rights advocates, who created the Off the Chain campaign in 2010 with the goal of freeing dogs from continuous tethering in Hendersonville, started a new mission March 18 with offthechainnc.org. With the new site, the group hopes to fill three City Council seats this November with more like-minded candidates to hear their cause. Valerie Lamoreux and Beth Nave began a crusade to change animal cruelty ordinances in Henderson County in 2008 after a dog tethered to a dog house on Yon Hill Road caught their attention. With a suggested ordinance in hand, they went first to Henderson County commissioners and then to the county’s Animal Advisory Board before heading to Hendersonville City Council. Their ordinance addressed a number of concerns, ranging from dogs being chained, abused and neglected to dogs caught in homes with domestic violence. Not seeing much hope for the changes in the county, they decided to start with the city and pared down their recommendations to one main focus: banning the chaining of dogs. “We kind of shifted our focus (on) going out to help the dogs,” Lamoreux said, “and we became aware that that’s not going to work without laws backing us and supporting us.” The Yon Hill dog died a few years ago, she said. The group launched a Facebook page (now supported by 1,700 followers) with the hopes of eliminating the practice of tying up dogs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The page is filled with dozens of photos of dogs they’ve seen tethered in the county. MORE TO THIS INFORMATIVE ARTICLE - SEE LINK  (Mar 31, 2013 | post #1)

Hendersonville, NC

Video Betting Parlors Still Open

Why are the Video Betting Parlors - the LARGE ONES - still open in Hendersonville when the State of North Carolina has outlawed them? Who is making money off of these parlors by not closing them up? Police? WHO?? Take a drive and see the open and illegal parlors. Something stinks...  (Mar 26, 2013 | post #1)

Hendersonville, NC

Sweet dog on a chain for its entire life

Carol: I agree 1000%. It is about the dogs first and foremost. But, the City Council in Hendersonville, NC and the County of Henderson do not seem to care about dogs. What these people care about is MONEY and bringing in tourist money and retiree money. That being the case, I must alert THOSE idiots that a chained dog is a major turn-off to the MONEY they seek. I am a fervent dog and cat lover - so dogs and cats are first. MY six dogs are in the house and in our three beds bumped together. My cats are house cats never to go outside, and they don't want to either (they were thrown from a truck and one from a car). But to get the IDIOTS at the City of Hendersonville NC and Henderson County to do the right thing, one must appeal to their criteria of import. Carol: Please hit www.OffTheChainNC. org and see what you can do to help push laws at the STATE level banning Dog Chaining/Tethering . WE ALL must push and get the STATE of North Carolina to act on behalf of dogs and cats. Agree with you and need your help. Thanks!  (Mar 26, 2013 | post #5)

Hendersonville, NC

New Anti-Dog Chaining Website UP

http://www.OffTheC hainNC.org - is up with info on chaining, the city/county/state government contacts, and photos of chained dogs. Photos are taken in the city limits of downtown Hendersonville, North Carolina and in Henderson County, North Carolina. Very sad, cruel, inhumane and should be very illegal with stiff penalties. Look at website and act! The sight of chained dogs is very trashy and damages the local economy - as real estate agents will be quick to tell you.  (Mar 26, 2013 | post #1)

Asheville, NC

North Carolina - NO CHAINING DOGS

This dog is chained outside 24/7 by its owners. volunteers bring food, medication, hay for insulation of its "shelter ", and spend time with the dog that the dog never gets. Chaining a dog all of its life is trashy, inhumane, cruel and reflects badly on the state and communities. North Carolina - Major Western NC counties - TIME to enact NO CHAINING laws.  (Mar 21, 2013 | post #1)

Hendersonville, NC

Sweet dog on a chain for its entire life

For information on getting dogs off the chain or helping a dog to be fed, have its shelter insulated with hay or cedar chips - see www.OffTheChainNC. org . This organization is working to get laws enacted in Hendersonville, North Carolina and Henderson County, North Carolina to stop this inhumane, cruel treatment of dogs. IF you care about dogs then call the Hendersonville Police or Henderson County Sheriff and get them to go and deal with a bad situation. Note that YOU do not have to make the decision if a law has been broken or a dog must be removed because of neglect or abuse - that is the job of the Police or Sheriff - WE pay them to do their job, this IS their job. Call them and keep calling them. OffTheChain.org  (Mar 14, 2013 | post #2)

Hendersonville, NC

Sweet dog on a chain for its entire life

North Carolina continues to have an image problem. It is still considered to be a backwards, poor, ignorant and uneducated state. This image can be changed and should be changed. When visitors and retirees come to Henderson County or Buncombe County or other NC Counties they see the ugliest and worst of the state when they see chained dogs. My real estate agent has lost a number of wealthy clients because of the view of dogs on chains. My spouse and I almost did not move back to WNC because HE was not going to live with this situation. IF you see a dog on a chain that is skinny, looks abused, neglected or you just want the Police or Sheriff to do a "Welfare Check" on the dog, CALL THEM. They are required to check on the dog. If they do not check on the dog, continue to call and insist that they deal with the issue. Remember: YOU PAY THEM TO DO THEIR JOB - MAKE THEM DO THEIR JOB. Get Dogs off the Chain -  (Mar 14, 2013 | post #1)

Hendersonville, NC

OffTheChainNC

North Carolina has no laws against the chaining of dogs. This needs to end and laws put in place that prevent chained dogs. Hendersonville and Henderson County, North Carolina do not have any rules/regs against chained dogs. IF Western North Carolina wants to see the retired, wealthy Northerners coming with their money, then the State of North Carolina and counties of Buncombe and Henderson County NC MUST stop CHAINING DOGS. This site turns the wealthy away. Money for WNC comes from the North and visitors - it does NOT come from the shut-down mills. Remember where the money is coming from and take North Carolina into the 21st Century so it does not look like a poor, trashy state that Baby Boomer Retirees would NOT want to move to. Other Southern places to move to and they do.  (Mar 14, 2013 | post #1)

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Live in Hendersonville, NC

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Asheville, NC

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Chained dogs in North Carolina. Hendersonville, NC & Henderson County (& North Carolina) allow for dogs to be chained 24/7