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Detroit — A dog rescue group in the city is calling for the relocation of animals housed in Detroit’s shelter amid claims the dilapidated building is a breeding ground for deadly respiratory infections and disease.

Kristina Rinaldi, head of Detroit Dog Rescue, said Thursday that she’s urging city officials to immediately seek out an alternative site for dogs, cats and other animals at the shelter, a former Michigan Humane Society building off Chrysler Drive.

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Detroit Dog Rescue

Detroit Dog Rescue is Detroit's first no-kill shelter. Founded in February 2011, DDR helps between 80 to 120 dogs at any given time. Our rescue is known for taking animals in trouble that most regard as unadoptable and investing the time and training needed to rehabilitate and re-home these dogs. Detroit Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and licensed by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and holds a Platinum Award of Transparency through GuideStar.