Thor – Florida’s Superhero Dog Ready for His Forever Home

by Denise Carey-Costa Thor, a five-month-old husky puppy is definitely living up to his superhero name. He was recently rescued by GTS Husky rescue from the Miami Dade County Shelter in south Florida. Sadly, at only five-months old, he was already an unwanted dog. According to a specialist, Thor suffers from a spinal condition that […]

Thomas Waiting Patiently for His Chance at a Forever Home

by Denise Carey-Costa There is no worse feeling in the world than the feeling you are not wanted, or you are the one who everyone overlooks. This is how it feels for Thomas whose short life has been quite turbulent. Thomas is a sweet, four-year- old male dog who loves people, is very affectionate, knows basic […]

Can We Hope to See the United States a No Kill Nation?

by Denise Carey-Costa Will the United States ever achieve the status of a no kill nation? According to a report by Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, 733,000 dogs and cats were killed last in animal shelters across the nation because no one wanted them. In a color-coded map on the Best Friends site, most states show no-kill, […]

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 […]

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