Louisiana laws allow chaining dogs
Louisiana Animal Cruelty Laws allow the chaining or tethering of dogs as long as they have proper food, water, shelter and veterinary care.
The Feliciana Animal Welfare Society is taking steps to get chained-up dogs the care they need.
Gail Dellafiora, President of FAWS, says it's important to educate the owners about proper dog care. FAWS has donated dog houses, built pins and provided food to neglected animals.
Dellafiora says most of the dogs she finds chained-up would not be suitable for adoption.
"They're defensive, they're territorial and there is no way to adopt them out. They would be euthanized, and I personally don't want to be the one pushing that button," Dellafiora said.
FAWS has rescued and adopted out more than 300 dogs since the organization formed two years ago.
If you're interested in helping out or adopting from FAWS call (225)252-5138 or email FelicianaAnimalWelfareSociety@yahoo.com.