This Husky Spent His First Two Years On A Chain. Then Rescuers Finally Showed Him An Open Space

Every dog should be treated like part of the family because they are innocent creatures who need nurturing and love. But, sadly, that was not what Biscuit got. He is a gorgeous Siberian husky, who lived with a chain around his neck until he was two years old.

The husky breed is known to be intelligent and sociable with the need for plenty of room for exercising. But Biscuit was never given what he needed. Rather, he lived in a cheerless place in Kentucky with eight other dogs, all chained up with no roof for shelter.

The abused dogs couldn’t run or play – they could only sit in pain, restrained by their chains. The conditions were appalling, and they were always caught in the snow and rain. Consequently, the dogs suffered misery in freezing cold.

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But a hero came in the form of a young woman. Amy Hines from Dogs Deserve Better rescued all the dogs and turned their lives around. Believing that no dog should have to go through such cruelty, when she discovered them, she didn’t waste time before starting their recuse.

Amy’s charity, Dogs Deserve Better, is in Smithfield, Virginia. Its mission is to “provide a better life for abused, neglected and abandoned canines; especially those which are chained or penned without human companionship.”

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Consequently, the charity has gained a good name for the good it does, with more than a million likes on its Facebook page. It uses the page to share posts and educate people about the wellbeing of dogs. There, it shared Hines’ story about how she found and saved the dogs, with a particular focus on the beautiful Biscuit.

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Talking about the rescue, it said, “Amy spotted Biscuit and his siblings, friends, co-canines, on a property in KY while visiting. Amy didn’t just drive by, she stopped and rescued one of the dogs that very day. She continued communicating with the owner until every single dog was rescued from that property, where they were chained 24/7 with no shelter.”

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So Biscuit was taken to the charity’s Good Newz Rehab Center in Virginia, where it treated him. This rescue shelter is special because it is the place where Michael Vick once operated illegal dogfights, the infamous Bad Newz Kennels.

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Thankfully, the once torturous spot has been transformed into a place that offers dogs new hope. Here Biscuit was able to go on his very first “freedom run”. And he was finally able to roam free in an open space.

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After an entire life on a chain, Biscuit was able to run and leap. And the charity caught the joyful moment on video. It shows the adorable husky walking with a young woman as she holds him by the collar. Then, together, they run forward, and she finally releases him to run alone.

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At last, with his tail wagging, he explores the six acres of field ahead and the branches of the trees. Between fast runs and sniffing, he takes various toilet breaks and leaps around mindlessly. Finally, Biscuit expresses his sense of wonder and adventure. Now he is able to do the things that dogs were made for.

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Hines uploaded the video to her YouTube account. It was captioned, “We never get tired of watching this happen. Biscuit lived his entire life on the chain until last week. This was his first ‘Freedom Run’ in the 6-acre field… He is STUNNING.”

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Unsurprisingly, commenters praised Hines for her work with the charity. One user wrote, “I have to say thank you to you for being such a kind, caring and wonderful person. Your videos put a smile on my face and brought tears to my eyes by seeing that humanity still exists in the cruel world we live in. You and your team are beautiful people. So again I thank you from the heart in my chest.”

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Now Biscuit is so much happier, and no one would guess he once lived chained up. His bubbly personality shines through these days and he loves cuddling up to people and playing with toys – or anything he can get his paws on.

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He has shown his intelligence too. He can do tricks, shaking his paw for treats, and he has proved to be a cheeky boy. And if you leave anything remotely interesting on your counter, he will jump up and try to fetch it. Now his curious mind is no longer restricted like it was in Kentucky.

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After the warm reception for the first video, Hines shared another showing his amazing transformation from his miserable days. She wrote, “Biscuit was lucky. His previous human realized that he was not living the life he deserved at the end of a chain. Now he has a second chance.”

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Then she went on to express the importance of understanding a dog’s need if you’re considering getting one. “PLEASE do not have a dog if it will live at the end of a chain. It is neglectful and potentially EXTREMELY dangerous,” she wrote.

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The video was also shared on the charity’s Facebook page, where it searched for someone to finally adopt him. Afterwards, commenters expressed how everyone fell in love with Biscuit and how much they loved watching him enjoy his newfound freedom.

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Biscuit is now not only happy but also healthy. Thanks to people who supported and donated to the charity, his ailments are cured, he is free of parasites and frostbite, he has been neutered and vaccinated, and, most importantly, it was not long before he found himself a loving home.

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Successes like this keep the charity going in its fight to help dogs like Biscuit. As a result, it is appealing for people to continue to donate to its Vet Fund. While Biscuit has been adopted, there are several dogs still looking for their forever home. And like Hines was for Biscuit, you could be a dog’s hero.

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