Met a girl, "Hippiemash", throught the Humboldt Freecycle web site. She wanted toys to help the dog in the yard next door to her house that was tied up much of the time. I suggested she visit the unchainyourdog.org web site to get some suggestions on how to deal with such situations. She liked the site and is making efforts to improve the neighbor dog's conditions. She also wants to deal with a similar situation a little further from her house. Let's wish her luck.
I mentioned to her that maybe we need a local unchainyourdog.org group. Maybe we already have one, though. I know there's a K-9 Angels group and their leader walks her dog by my house fairly often. I'll have to ask her next time she walks by just what the Angels do.