The creature found abandoned in a vacant house in August 2015 was barely recognizable as a dog. He was severely ill and terrified, and when Rescue Dogs Rock founder Ginny agreed to take him on, she knew he'd face a long road to recovery.
After I got married and had two kids of my own, I vowed that I would give them the pet experience I never had. We adopted a dog -- an irresistible floppy-eared basset hound named Darwin -- soon followed by cats, each lovable in its own disdainful way.
America has 8 million animals in their shelters, and only half of those make it out alive. Troubling statistics like these, which only seem to multiply each year, were enough to keep Emmy nominated producer, and avid dog-loving activist, Michael Levitt awake at night.