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Review for Detroit Dog Rescue, St. Clair Shores, MI, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

When DDR needs animals euthanized, they turn them into open admission shelters for said service. The money which they've gleaned for a shelter was used to build a boarding facility. DDR alone propogated the fallacy that Detoit was overrun w/50,000-100,000 stray dogs (which is 350-700 per sq mile) in an attempt to attract attention for a reality show, even referring to their untrained "stars" as "cast" instead of staff. The number was a complete fabrication and since surveys have proven actual numbers close to 3,000. And, of course, there's the annoying implication that DDR is in Detroit. They do not live in, work in, take dogs from or have a shelter in the city. They do make a great deal of money off of the city, though... especially by selling TShirts which say "Rescue, not retail," which delights me- available for sale, by a group that does no rescue. Good marketing, kids. That is the extent of positive.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

DDR is not salvageable. They've have successfully burned bridges w/nearly, if not all, of the Shelters/Rescues/Veterinary centers and Animal controls in the region.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Badly

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

Will you recommend this organization to others?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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