Keeping dogs chained up outside year-round isn't always illegal - but it is always cruel. Dogs deserve space to move around, and a warm place to go when the weather gets cold.
Luckily there are awesome rescue organizations, like The Backyard Dog Project, that help teach dog owners how they should be caring for their four-legged family - and in some cases, the rescues help find new and better homes for dogs who deserve to be off the chain.
1. Remy was chained up for 11 years - when she was rescued her metal chain was almost fully embedded in her skin.
4. Sugar belonged to an owner who left her (and her puppies) outside year-round until a rescue group offered to get her fixed, and helped her family understand why she should be living indoors with them.