Who Chains You? Introducing Publishing and Spiritual Mentoring for Animal Activists and Rescuers


What Stands in YOUR Way of Creating Meaningful Change for the Animals? Join Who Chains You Publishing and Let’s Figure it Out Together.

As humans, we all too readily hold ourselves back from making a worthwhile difference for the animals out of fear, insecurity, and real or perceived shortcomings. But for animal activists and rescuers fighting to obtain basic rights for the voiceless, the broader answer to this question must also factor in outside influences. Government officials, animal ‘owners,’ and others with power and control often stand in the way of progress for the defenseless. We owe it to ourselves and to the animals we serve to explore and overcome the chains which bind us, to blow past our inhibitions, and emerge victorious in the only way that matters: by winning freedom for the oppressed.

That sounds a little daunting and heavy, we know—so let’s promises ourselves a little fun along the way, too. Giving OURSELVES permission to be happy is key to winning rights to happiness for THEM.

Welcome to Who Chains You: Publishing and Spiritual Mentoring for Animal Activists and Animal Rescuers.


Animal activists and rescuers find ourselves at the forefront of THE social issue of modern times. The last hundred years have seen major leaps for women’s rights, racial equality, and—most recently—gay rights. Even the animals have gained some ground. But, unfortunately, we have a LONG way to go for true freedom for those who have no voice in our society.

Often, at the end of the day, advocates and rescuers are left tired, frustrated, and burned out. Who Chains You understands, and we want to help. We are publishing books for and about activists and rescuers—in all genres from children’s to fiction to autobiographies. Self help? Yes, we’ve got it and we’ll have more. Fun, fiction books with activists as the heroes and heroines? We want it! We pledge to publish how-to’s, inspirational books, and children’s books to inspire a future generation of animal lovers.


Founded by Tamira Ci Thayne—animal activist, art director, author, and founder and former CEO of Dogs Deserve Better—we’re excited about where we are heading and we hope you’ll come along for the ride.

We want YOUR stories—whether we feature you in one of our collection series or we print your full length novel. The sky’s the limit to where we can go, together!

We are ‘live’ as a new niche, indie publishing company as of July 1, 2016, and presenting our first four books; a book for doggie foster parents, an inspirational book for animal activists, and two children’s books. Our goal is to grow our bookshelf to at least 12 titles and authors in the family by the end of 2016. Our hope is that this is just the beginning.

If you’re interesting in submitting a book for publishing consideration, visit our submissions page. In addition, we’re printing a whole series of fun and/or educational books featuring YOUR STORIES, too! You want to be heard, and Who Chains You will shout your experiences from the rooftops. Funny Rescue Story? Share it with us. Been attacked by one of the Crazy Beeyotches of Animal Rescue? We want that story too! Visit our submissions page to see all the topics we are currently working on, or suggest a new one.

So burnt out you need a spiritual mentor? Tamira Thayne has seen it all. In her 13 years as a hands-on, day-to-day activist and rescuer, she has been arrested five times, and taken every form of abuse imaginable on behalf of the dogs. She’s engaging a limited number of mentoring clients in addition to running the publishing side of the company. Read more and book a session here if interested.

Welcome! Let’s do this.