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UPDATE, VIDEO: Hush Makes Pitch for Detroit Dog Rescue

Grosse Pointe Woods resident and rapper Daniel "Hush" Carlisle puts Detroit's stray dogs first.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was originally posted on Grosse Pointe Patch on Feb. 13. Feb. 14 it was chosen for the Huffington Post's Greatest Person of the Day feature.

A rapper from Grosse Pointe Woods is trying to make a difference in his hometown.

Daniel “Hush” Carlisle, a Detroit Music Award Winner who has performed with Eminem, and co-founder Monica Martino established the Detroit Dog Rescue with a mission of founding the city’s first no-kill shelter.

The DDR estimates there are 50,000 stray dogs in Detroit, and that makes it a problem that is reaching “epidemic” proportions, Hush said. It’s also one, he said, that has an impact on neighboring communities, including the Grosse Pointes.

Late last year, the DDR received an anonymous $1.5 million donation, and Hush—who now devotes much of his time to the group—said the organization is looking for a permanent site for the shelter.

In the meantime, people can continue to help out the DDR by donating money, supplies or time. Other ways to help are available online on the organization’s website.

Renee Pirie February 15, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Right on!! this article made my day.
RoadsideDinerLover February 16, 2012 at 05:17 AM
I love dogs and I hope they can build a no-kill shelter. But I care more for the homeless people more of Detroit. I am sure there are more than 50,000 of them in the D. If I lived there, I would be helping them first.
Francis Broza March 17, 2012 at 06:45 PM
I was overwhelmed, upon reading the article The City of Strays, in the March 29,2012 issue of the Rolling Stone mag. The DDR is doing Great things for the strays and abused pets. Can anyone tell me if the bull mastiff mix pictured, was saved.?. I would like also to ake a small donation to the Detroit Shelter. Francis
John Hetzler (Editor) March 17, 2012 at 09:41 PM
Francis, this link will take you to the DDR's website, where you may make a donation to the group http://detroitdogrescue.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=119&Itemid=178

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