Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Dogs: Detroit's Forgotten Citizens


Detroit has a lot of problems: a declining population, crime, drugs, unemployment, and poverty. But Detroit faces another problem. According to Detroit Dog Rescue (DDR), there are 50,000-100,000 stray dogs running loose in the streets of Detroit, and 90 percent of dogs picked up are euthanized. DDR was started this year after city officials refused to allow access to a network television series that would have documented the lives of these abandoned dogs trying to survive in Detroit. I guess the city fathers decided it would be too embarrassing to document the way Detroit treats some of its most vulnerable citizens. Watch the YouTube video and see how you can help. 

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