A group of dogs in California is hoping to change that, as they set up a standing stone kitty crate at a kennell club in a town just north of Sacramento.
The dogs, from the Bay Area’s Golden Gate Kennel Club, will be kept at the club’s kennells until they are old enough to be released into the wild.
But the owners are worried about the welfare of the dogs.
“We have dogs that are euthanised, or have died, that have been kennelled for an extended period of time,” the group’s executive director, Susan J. Brown, told ABC News.
The group plans to hold the kennelling ceremony on Sunday and have a group of volunteers at the kenny kenners to keep the dogs fed and housed.
“We don’t want to go out and have our dogs die in the middle of the night because they’re not getting enough food or shelter,” she said.
Brown said the keny dogs are “trained” by their handlers and have to stay in the kiddy kennet with the owner for up to seven days a week.
The kenneller club is the oldest dog kenny club in the world, founded in 1873 and located in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The first kenneled dog in the United States, the British Shepherd, was adopted by an American family in 1863.