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One of our saddest cases. A couple weeks ago we were alerted to a special case. Diamond lived her whole life on the edge of Detroit’s Packard Plant with her owner. Sadly, Diamond’s owner was experiencing homelessness and passed away due to Covid.

Diamond was left alone and hiding in mounds of forgotten goods and garbage. We took Diamond into our care, but she is scared, so scared. She will need special training and enrichment for any chance at a normal life.
Right now Diamond is decompressing at our shelter. Our hope is, after the life she’s had, that we can transition her to an experienced and quiet foster home.

We know Diamond has a long road. We also know at so many other places Diamond wouldn’t have a chance.

Please help us by donating to her care and enrichment. You can make a donation right on our website by going to our Donate page.

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Kristina Millman-Rinaldi

Kristina Millman-Rinaldi

Kristina Millman-Rinaldi has been changing the face of animal welfare in Detroit for well over a decade. The nonprofit organization is Detroit’s first and only no-kill shelter, which finds homes for neglected dogs and animals who are victims of violent crimes. As Detroit Dog Rescue’s Executive Director, Kristina worked closely with Detroit Mayor, Mike Duggan’s administration to create Detroit’s first animal welfare committee. This partnership resulted in new leadership and policies for the city’s municipal animal shelter. Detroit now works harder to find alternatives to euthanasia due to overpopulation, while focusing on public safety. Kristina has been a part of several documentaries, news stories, and reality shows highlighting Detroit’s stray dog epidemic and she has raised millions of dollars to fund initiatives that support animals, especially ones who are victims of violent crimes. In the past, Kristina has been the recipient of the Mackinac Humanitarian Award, Beaumont Hospital’s President Award for Community Giving, and has been named WDVD’s “Woman of the Year” for her ability to create solutions in underserved communities.