Detroit’s Stray Dogs: Video Goes Viral

It’s starts with the quote: “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”

A video that highlights Detroit’s problem with stray dogs is getting tens of thousands of hits on YouTube.  Detroit Rapper Hush and California producer Monica Martino put up the video they shot on their cellphones after the city shot down their Discovery Channel series about Detroit’s stray dogs.  The pair is using the video to raise money for a new “no kill” dog shelter in the city. 

The video ends with a call on viewers to email Detroit Mayor Dave Bing or donate to help tackle the problem. After four days online, the video has drawn more than 50,000 hits and a load of donations. The producers claim the video has raised $7,000 so far.

Please Note: This video contains some graphic images that may be disturbing.

  • Katharine Cels

    Very informative. Thanks

  • Anna

    This post totally broke my heart, and I’m sure that many will share the same sentiments, too. I find this very relevant, though. A lot of people do not realize the implications when the population of stray dogs increase.

    I have also made a similar post at:

    May this post be an eye-opener for everyone–that dogs also need our help.

    • Anna

      I do hope people will realize the importance of dogs in our world. Your post is really informative; it’s something that’s worth reading, something that all of us should know about. I wrote an article as well, about stray dogs. You might want to look at this other link:

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  • Skippy

    I own two dogs and would sooner die than let them be left alone. While i empathize with the needs of families to leave their roots, i cannot comprehend leaving “the ones we love” behind to fend for themselves and eat dead, frozen puppies. If i had more room in my small condo, i would say “please send me a third”. But as it is, i can only give money and hope it helps. It is so sad that while humans are the greedy SOB’s that caused the financial decay in this world, the ones who are hurt to the point of being found frozen to death are dying, and the ones found in time face an 80% death rate. Makes me sick to see where we’ve fallen in just one generation…

    My parent’s peers would never have let this nonsense go on. That is what this society WAS about. I guess that is dead too.

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