Lincoln County, NC
Chain Free Dogs

Welcome to
Unchained dogs are happier dogs!

Angel is now a ChainFreeDog

Heart of the Carolinas Unitarian Universalist Animal Ministry builds fences to free dogs from chains in primarily Lincoln County, NC, USA.  Owners have to agree to spay/neuter their dog(s) and have all required vaccines up to date.  

Angel was freed on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

What We Do:

- Build free, donor funded fences for dogs living on chains, tethers, or small outdoor pens

- Dog owners place a huge amount of trust in Heart of the Carolina Animal Ministry to help provide care for their animals.

We are a community of volunteers who celebrate the goal of a more compassionate world, as we nurture the earth and her beings.  We are focused on helping make the world around us a better, happier place. With the help of our tireless volunteers, we work to improve the lives of the dogs in our area. Please join us.

About Us

How We're Helping


We offer a free, installed fence to dog owners  in or near Lincoln County, NC, who currently have their pet on a full time chain or tether.  Dogs must be spayed/neutered and we can provide connections to low cost spay/neuter organizations.  The dogs must also be up to date on vaccines.

Get Involved


Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. 

We're excited to have you join the team! 

Bring a friend and make new ones!

Thank You


Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals  of Chain Free Dogs without the help of supporters like you. 

Donate Now

We are dedicated to improving the lives of those in our community. Your contribution today helps us make a difference.

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 Heart of the Carolinas Unitarian Universalist Animal Ministry
is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization based in Lincoln County NC, building free, donor-funded fences for dogs living outdoors on chains, tethers, or in small outdoor pens. 

Staffed 100% by Volunteers

Funded solely by Donations