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The Redland Rock Pit Abandoned Dogs Project Saving Endangered Dogs

by Denise Carey-Costa Redland, Florida is described as an area of many farms, and a mecca for agriculturists, botanists, and naturalists from around the world. The area is so wildlife friendly it has been designated as a Wild Bird Sanctuary.   But for all its natural beauty, there is a sinister side to Redland. Heartbreaking acts […]

Puffy Paws Kitty Haven – ‘World’s Greatest Cat House’

by Denise Carey-Costa Puffy Paws Kitty Haven is a no-kill cat hospice and rescue shelter located in Englewood, Florida. They humorously bill themselves online and on Facebook as the “World’s Greatest Cat House.” And indeed, they are. The founders and operators, Rick and Chrissy Kingston, work very hard, day in and day out caring for […]

Breezy’s Legacy: Hope for Central Florida’s Injured and Orphaned Animals

by Denise Carey-Costa On Monday night, May 22nd, 2017, a severe thunderstorm blew across the Orlando, Florida area. Above the sound of thunder and pelting rain, the mewing of a tiny kitten was heard. Two good Samaritans ran outside in the storm with flashlights in hand to find a newborn kitten, no more than 2 […]

Dennis, Resilient Pit Bull, Gets Second Chance at Life

by Denise Carey-Costa Dennis, a brown and white Pit Bull Terrier is a survivor. Not only was he lucky enough to escape death row at the Hillsborough County Animal Shelter in Tampa Florida, but he has also had health challenges in his 6 years a dog twice his age has not experienced. Dennis had ear […]

Annie – Abandoned Dog in Florida Awaiting Adoption Since December

by Denise Carey-Cost Seaside Bully Rescue, located in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida is a smaller rescue group but has had much success rescuing and adopting out many dogs over the past few years. According to their website they were founded on the belief that our community and our animals are our number one priority. Their […]

Miami – Animal Advocates Outraged Over Killer of Puppy Going Unpunished

According to Florida State Statute 828.12, “a person who intentionally commits an act to any animal, or a person who owns or has the custody or control of any animal and fails to act, which results in the cruel death, or excessive or repeated infliction of unnecessary pain or suffering, or causes the same to […]

Plea Goes Out to Save Fayette County Animal Shelter Animals

by Denise Carey-Costa On Monday December 19thth, 2016, just 6 days before Christmas, a plea went out on Facebook to save dogs and cats from the Fayette County Animal Shelter in Fayette, Alabama. The plea was sent out by shelter director Misti Bellar stating there were 22 dogs listed as “code red” and any dogs […]

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 […]

Bastrop Killers—The Brutal Murder of Defenseless Animals in Louisiana

 (The following story has been reprinted from Pet Rescue Report with the permission of the author.) by Denise Carey-Costa Bastrop, Louisiana located in Morehouse Parish boasts scenic drives and breathtaking views via its Chamber of Commerce. Their motto is “The city of spirit, pride and progress.” But something dark and sinister lurks among the scenic […]