An estimated 30,000 to 50,000 dogs roam through the streets of Detroit, the most impoverished major city in the United States. When owners find that they can’t afford to feed the dog, often they turn the dogs loose to roam the streets.
Discovery Channel wanted to do a documentary on the stray dogs of Detroit, but possibly not wanting further bad publicity, city authorities would not allow it.
One man has been on a mission to save the dogs.
Rapper Daniel “Hush” Carlisle along with filmmaker Monica Martino, has founded Detroit Dog Rescue.
Carlisle and three other volunteers drive around the streets looking for stray dogs who need help. Their mission is to start the first no kill shelter in the city.
“I do it because I want to help these animals and these people and my city,” Carlisle said.
And without a million dollar budget, huge salaries, lavish offices or expensive fundraising. More from Discovery News
Contrast the efforts of the Detroit Dog Rescue with the
Humane Society of the United States: