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Some incredible rescue volunteers facilitated the rescue of a dog from a burned down dilapidated house in Detroit last night…from the top of the roof!

The young dog, who we’ve named Cinder, is in our care and receiving special attention. We would like to thank our friends at Bark Nation for holding the pup overnight.

This was one incredible rescue and although Cinder is absolutely terrified, we look forward to getting her the care she needs. This is only one of several critical cases we’ve taken into our care in the last 24 hours.

Winter in Detroit will mean so many more emergency rescues and so much more medical care for the dogs we help. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today to help with the care of Cinder, and so many other dogs in our care.

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Your donation is vital to our mission to sustain the first no-kill shelter in the City of Detroit and aid in the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of the abused, abandoned and homeless dogs.

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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.