Niko – The Dog Facing Execution in VA without Evidence of Wrongdoing

by Denise Carey-Costa A tragic turn in the case regarding Niko the Staffordshire Terrier in Albemarle County Virginia has animal lovers, Pit Pull Advocates, and many others devastated. The dog and his owners Toni Stacy and Audrey Wells have been living a nightmare since December 2014 when Niko was accused of killing a cat. To […]

Owner of Murdered Dog Looking to Promote Film at Sundance Film Festival

  by Denise Carey-Costa Imagine being wrongfully accused of a crime, thrown into a prison, then executed all based on little to no evidence that you actually committed a crime. Your first thought is most likely, “How could that actually happen?” But it is happening every day in cities all over the world. Pit Bulls […]

D.E.L.T.A Rescue, Los Angeles, Completes 35 Years of Saving Animals

  by Denise Carey-Costa D.E.L.T.A which stands for “Dedication & Everlasting Love to Animals” is the largest “No Kill, Care-for-Life,” Sanctuary of its kind in the world. It was founded in 1979 by Leo Grillo. The D.E.L.T.A. Rescue is home to more than 1500 animals that have all been abandoned in the wilderness. It is located in the […]

Tony’s Tale – Raising Funds for Film Project against Judicial Killing of Dogs

The story below is reposted here from with permission of the author. Imagine you are wrongfully accused of a crime, taken from your family home, locked up in a cage for seven months then euthanized all based on little to no evidence that you even committed a crime. The despair, frustration and helplessness you would feel would […]

Caged Dogs Suffer on Abusive Owner’s Property in VA as Authorities Refuse to Intervene

  The following story was posted to by Denise Carey-Costa and is reposted here with the author’s permission. For 5 years now, 11 dogs have been forced to live in their own filth, urine and feces, in a flea infested ‘box” at the home of Mike Thomas a citizen of Wythe County Virginia. The local authorities […]

Young Shih Tzu in Oregon City Diagnosed with Fatal Heart Disease Needs Help

  The following story was published on by Denise Carey-Costa and is reposted here with the author’s permission. All of us who own pets know how much we value them. They are our family members, we love them and care for them and are devastated when something happens to our loved ones. But as […]

Documentary Project Aims at Revealing the Complete Story of Tony’s Killing


Petition Launched to Protect Dogs from Abusive Chaining

Is your pet dog a best friend or a prisoner? This is what animal rights activists are asking now as they have launched a petition to gather support for proper tethering laws in Oklahoma. The absence of such laws means abuse of dogs through prolonged chaining while no action is taken against the abuser. The […]