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Jul 7, 2014 8:59 PM by Andy Koen

Group chains themselves to doghouses on courthouse steps

PUEBLO - Demonstrators chained themselves to dog houses and kennels on the steps of the Pueblo County Courthouse today. Members of the group Dog Deserve Better say they wanted to get the attention of dog owners in Pueblo to encourage them to give their pets more freedom.

"We're trying to let people know that there is a group that is willing to help get dogs off chains or out of small bins, that they will put up a fence and they will fix their animals and just to let people know that there is somebody there willing to help," explained organizer Theresa Hearn.

The non-profit organization based in Virginia. Hearn says her group stages similar demonstrations once a year.

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