A Rapper's Mission To Rescue Detroit's Stray Dogs

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Years ago, Detroit hip-hop artist Daniel "Hush" Carlisle and television producer Monica Martino started filming stray dogs across the city in the hopes of making a reality TV show.

But the city said no. Officials thought it would have a negative impact on Detroit's image.

So instead, Hush put the footage on YouTube, where producers at NBC's Nightly News saw it and did a story in 2011. Donations poured in, including an anonymous $ 1.5 million donation back in December.

So Hush and Martino decided to start a nonprofit, Detroit Dog Rescue, with a mission to create a no-kill animal shelter.


  • Daniel "Hush" Carlisle, Detroit Dog Rescue co-founder

This segment aired on June 21, 2012.


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