Family Fighting to Save Kron, Pit Bull Sentenced to Death in OR

by Denise Carey-Costa A family in Merlin, Oregon is fighting for the life of their pit bull named Kron, (pronounced Crone) who has been sentenced to die by Josephine County Commissioners Simon Hare and Dan DeYoung.  Kron’s crime, attacking livestock, which according to Commissioner Hare, is an automatic death sentence. The incident occurred on March 11, […]

Pee Dee’s Valentine Wish

by Denise Carey-Costa Just before the 2016 Thanksgiving holidays, a small black and white female Pit Bull was abandoned in a hospital parking lot in Stockton, California. The poor dog was emaciated, and full of worms and fleas. The dog was picked up and placed in a boarding facility where she sat for 3 weeks […]

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 […]

Family Dog Wrongfully Seized and Impounded in Orange County

by Denise Carey-Costa Orange County Animal Care in Southern California has already established a negative reputation for its poor leadership, neglect of the animals in its care, and killing dogs even though they have empty kennels to house them in. Their latest scheme to kill even more innocent dogs involves the seizing of any animals […]

Scared Dog Caged in LA Shelter after Surrendered by Owner

  by Denise Carey-Costa One has to wonder how society has become so callous, so insensitive to the suffering of others. Every day we are bombarded with stories of victims being raped while a crowd of people watch and do nothing about it except video tape it on their cell phones; stories of children being […]

Michigan Family Fights to Save Pet Dog from Impending Death

  by Denise Carey-Costa We are only 2 months into 2015 and already another dog is facing death based on trumped charges of aggression. As if the murder of beloved family pets hasn’t already reached an all-time high over the past few years. The victim in this case is a 9 year old dog named […]

Samaadhi Foundation – Helping People and Animals in India

  by Denise Carey-Costa The Examiner is pleased to interview Jitendra Chopra, founder of the Samaadhi Foundation in India. The goal of the foundation is to promote a spiritual life of non-violence and also reach out to help the poor, the destitute and the needy. It will also focus on animal husbandry, the environment and the […]

Tuco’s Story – From Chilean Streets to Californian Family

  by Denise Carey-Costa A lone little dog walked the streets of Chile, semi paralyzed and painfully, dragging his body along. It was unknown how long he had been out there but he went unnoticed by many. People bustled past caught up in their own daily lives and preoccupied by the jobs and appointments they […]

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 […]