Unchaining Greensboro is a fence build initiative to provide proper housing and containment for animals in Guilford County who are currently being tethered.
November 2013, Guilford County Board of Commissioners approved an ordinance that prohibits unattended tethering of dogs. As of September 1, 2015 residents must comply to the ordinance. Unattended tethering is PROHIBITED in all municipalities and areas within Guilford County except within the city limits of Gibsonville and High Point where local ordinances apply.
Unchaining Greensboro seeks to assist low income and/or disabled dog owners by building a no-cost fence on their property. This allows owners to comply with the Guilford County Tethering Ordinance, and greatly improves the quality of life for the dogs. The organization partners with other local animal welfare groups to provide proper housing, spay/neuter assistance, necessary vaccinations, food, and other items for the dogs who are accepted into the program. Unchaining Greensboro also works to educate pet owners regarding transitioning their pet inside the home to become a part of the family, crate training and the pet’s health.
The majority of the dogs have lived most or all of their lives completely outside, either on chains or tethers. The fence provided by Unchaining Greensboro is their first opportunity to run or move around freely.