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AUSTINTOWN, Ohio - A local dog rescue organization is raising awareness about dogs being chained up day-in and day-out outside.

Volunteers with Legacy Dog Rescue were chained to dog houses for 12 hours to demonstrate what that's like for a dog that has to endure intense heat, cold and all the weather elements.

One of the demonstrators, Blase Brush, says the group can't accept people who would want to keep their dogs outside.

"They belong in the house with their family," Brush says.

This second annual event called "Break the Chains" was hosted outside of Family Video in Austintown.

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