Chained dogs like all animals who are left outside and unsupervised they are also susceptible to the cruel acts of passersby. Chained dogs are tortured, poisoned, shot, stabbed, stolen, used to "bait" fighting dogs, sold into a laboratory, set on fire, and abused in countless other ways. Others freeze to death during cold snaps after being ignored by heartless owners for years.
-Three characteristics of hoarding
-Hoarders amass a large number of animals.
-Hoarders fail to provide the most basic physical and social needs, including food, water, shelter, veterinary care, and sanitary living conditions. -Hoarders offer excuses for, or deny, the abysmal living conditions of their animals.
-Hoarders often confine animals to tiny cages or crates that are stacked on top of each other, usually ignoring the animals' social needs and need for exercise. Accumulated feces and urine often covering every surface in hoarders house create dangerously high ammonia levels, which can burn skin, eyes, and lungs.
These are almost always fatal for the animals.
Prong and Shock Collars and Electric (Invisible) Fences
Cruel training devices such as anti-barking shock collars, electric ("invisible") fences, and prong collars rely on painful punishment and negative reinforcement. They cause dogs to live in fear of being electrically shocked or painfully choked for normal behavior such as crossing invisible lines, barking, jumping onto surfaces within their own homes, and getting ahead of their guardians during walks. Positive training methods, in which dogs are rewarded for desirable behavior, are kinder and more effective.
Shock Collars cause dogs physical pain, injury, psychological stress, including severe anxiety and displaced aggression.
Electric ("Invisible") Fences may actually encourage animals to try to escape. Since dogs only suffer painful shocks in the yard, they might associate the shock with the yard itself, once they get out of the yard, the pain goes away. The fact that the pain returns when they try to re-enter the yard can cause dogs to believe that they are being punished for returning home.
Prong Collars choke collars can cause serious injuries, including the following:
Dogs who are repeatedly yanked and choked may become resentful, aggressive, and fearful of hands.
Animals caged for extended periods can develop many different disorders, including the following: