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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 […]

Extreme Abuse Left Dog Nearly Dead in Louisiana

This story has been reposted from Pet Rescue Report with the permission of the author. In the wake of recent horrific findings at the Bastrop Louisiana Kill Pens in Bastrop, Louisiana another heinous crime has been committed against an animal; this time in Wardville, Louisiana.   And the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office is doing nothing about […]

The Other Side of the Proverbial Nest

  The Other Side of the Proverbial Nest by Amy Lignor   It is a fact that there are many good people (even if you don’t hear about them because of the horror shows bad people put on all the time) who want nothing more than to save animals in need. Which is great. However, […]

Prejudice and Discrimination Causing Louisiana Dog and his Family to Suffer

  by Denise Carey-Costa In the summer of 2012, dog lovers and animal advocates around the world mourned the judicial murder of Tony, Wicca, and Lenox. All were Pit Bulls, all lived in different parts of the world. In August 2015 people rejoiced when Lefty, another Pit Bull was returned to his family after a […]

Sundance Film Festival 2015 – Owner to Promote Film about Murdered Dog

  by Denise Carey-Costa Imagine being wrongfully accused of a crime, thrown into a prison, then executed all based on little to no evidence that you actually committed a crime. Your first thought is most likely, “How could that actually happen?” But it is happening every day in cities all over the world. Pit Bulls […]

Documentary to Explore Injustice in Cases of Dogs Labeled Dangerous

The story below is reposted here from Exaimner.com with permission of the author. Imagine you are wrongfully accused of a crime, taken from your family home, locked up in a cage for seven months then euthanized all based on little to no evidence that you even committed a crime. The despair, frustration and helplessness you would feel would […]

Caged Dogs Suffer on Abusive Owner’s Property in VA as Authorities Refuse to Intervene

  The following story was posted to Examiner.com by Denise Carey-Costa and is reposted here with the author’s permission. For 5 years now, 11 dogs have been forced to live in their own filth, urine and feces, in a flea infested ‘box” at the home of Mike Thomas a citizen of Wythe County Virginia. The local authorities […]