Detroit Gets Its First No-Kill Dog Shelter


Volunteer Robin Beasley carries a dog named Chevy to have a bath.
Photo by David Guralnick, The Detroit News

We have posted before about the notorious stray-dog problem in the city of Detroit. There’s now new hope for those street dogs because Detroit Dog Rescue, founded four years ago as a foster-based rescue, has now opened a no-kill shelter on the city’s East Side. It took cutting throguh a lot of red tape to establish the new shelter, but Executive Director Kristina Rinaldi is confident that the organization can help many, many dogs:

Rinaldi says her group wants to relieve the burden on Detroit Animal Control, which is under fire for its kill rate — critics suspect it is higher than the city contends — and allegations that the facility is poorly run, dirty and crowded.

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