Florida Man on a Mission to Feed Shelter Animals

by Denise Carey-Costa How far would any person go to ensure the safety and well-being of unwanted, abandoned animals? For some people it’s frequent donations; for others it’s fostering or rescuing animals from overcrowded shelters. Kris Rotunda, a modern-day hero for animals, literally goes the distance to make sure no shelter dog in the U.S […]

Kris Rotonda, a Living Legend for Shelter Animals

by Denise Carey-Costa In the current days of negativity and animosity, when acts of violence and anger fill the newspapers and resound from our television sets, we are all looking for a hero. Not a caped crusader who fills a larger than life movie screen fighting off fictitious villains, but someone who will restore our […]

Sheba’s Rescue – One dog’s Jjourney from Louisiana to Florida

by Denise Carey-Costa Every dog has their own journey. Some are lucky enough to have easy ones; that are those who are adopted as puppies and kept in the same family their entire lives, loved and cared for. Others have journeys that include pain, suffering and abandonment. If they could talk, the stories they could tell […]

Broward County Animal Control Returns Injured Dog to Abusive Owner

by Denise Carey-Costa The Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Center in Florida has failed an abused dog several times over. Ironically, they have an option on their website for citizens to report animal abuse. And, it is stated under their mission statement, “to rescue the neglected.” However, one of their Animal Control Officers Aleida Mesa refused to […]

Court Hears the Case of Ollie, The Tortured Pit Bull

by Denise Carey-Costa At the end of 2017, the nation and the world were shocked and angered over the horrific torture and death of a dog named Ollie, in Broward County, Florida. It all started on October 10, 2017 when a passerby saw a paw sticking out of a suitcase and called the Hollywood, Florida […]

Abused Dog Nina Returned to Owner Despite Concerns for Her Safety

by Denise Carey-Costa On June 29, 2018, a stray, female dog showed up outside a home in Plant City, Florida. When resident “Danielle” first saw the dog, she was walking along the fence line trying to come in. Danielle’s boyfriend, Scott was hesitant at first to let her in but could tell she was stressed and injured. When […]

Fosters Urgently Needed at Dogtoli Dog Rescue in Hollywood, FL

by Denise Carey-Costa Animal rescue, it’s not for the faint-hearted. Every day you are dealing with the forgotten ones, healing broken bodies and broken spirits, staying up all night nursing the sick and the newborn. It takes a special person to do this, all without fame, fortune, or any material gain. Melissa Bartoli runs Dogtoli Dog […]

Scrutiny Into Excessive Killing in Two Broward County Animal Shelters

by Denise Carey-Costa Facebook page “A Promise to Layla” has been very vocal regarding the recent “goings on” at the Humane Society of Broward County.  A post in June 2017 stated the Humane Society of Broward County kills more dogs as “owner requested euthanasia” than the number of dogs surrendered by their owners. According to statistics uncovered by […]

Niko – The Dog Facing Execution in VA without Evidence of Wrongdoing

by Denise Carey-Costa A tragic turn in the case regarding Niko the Staffordshire Terrier in Albemarle County Virginia has animal lovers, Pit Pull Advocates, and many others devastated. The dog and his owners Toni Stacy and Audrey Wells have been living a nightmare since December 2014 when Niko was accused of killing a cat. To […]

Two Pit Bulls Missing Under Suspicious Circumstances in North Carolina

by Denise Carey-Costa Every dog rescuer’s worst nightmare occurs when the dog or dogs they work so valiantly to rescue end up in the wrong hands or worst case scenario, dead. Yogi and Bullet were two male Pit Bulls rescued from Lisa Lewis Hendren a documented North Carolina dog flipper after a suspicious house fire […]

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