The movie features the Detroit Dog Rescue organization, a dedicated group that works hard to alleviate the plight of the city’s neglected dogs. Detroit Dog City follows staff as they battle stray dog issues.
With persistence for their cause — and by focusing on one dog at a time — the DDR family faces the heartbreaking experiences of rescuing abused and neglected animals.
They rescue stray dogs who roam around half-inhabited neighborhoods. Many neglected dogs are in seriously bad shape, and some are already too far gone to save.
The movie was shot primarily during the winter of 2012-2013. It includes scenes that can be disturbing— including dead dogs. Despite this the movie evokes hope in the form of the team’s good-natured appeal — and the lovable dogs they keep around the office.
“Detroit Dog City” will screen at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at the Detroit Film Theatre at the Detroit Institute of Arts. To learn more and buy tickets, visit freepfilmfestival.com.
There will be a Q&A session after the film. After that, people will be an opportunity to adopt a dog from Detroit Dog Rescue.
Image source: Detroit Dog City
Source: Detroit Free Press