DETROIT (WWJ) – A $1.5 million donation from an anonymous donor will help the nonprofit organization Detroit Dog Rescue save thousands of stray animals. The donation came from a California woman with a life-threatening illness who learned of the group’s efforts through national media coverage.

So what are they planning to do with the money?

Dan “Hush” Carlisle, Co-Founder and President of Detroit Dog Rescue, Rescue, answered that question Friday morning, talking with WXYT-AM morning show host Charlie Langton.

“Our No. 1 goal which was to build the first no-kill shelter in Detroit. So, that’s going to take a little bit of time, obviously,” Carlisle said. “We’re trying to get people to step up  … if they’re an architect, you know, if they’re a contractor, step up.  Who knows? Maybe we can, you know, give you a job.”

Detroit Dog Rescue was active in the fight to save the stray dog Ace, which was euthanized by Detroit Animal Control last month despite protests and outcries from the public.

“In just a few months we’ve managed to make a real difference for the dogs in Detroit and to open people’s eyes to their heartbreaking situation.  Now we are looking forward to doing even more to help these dogs in 2012,” Carlisle said.

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