Denise Carey-Costa, Florida
Fought Cruelty with Words
An animal activist since the age of 14, I have always felt compassion for the plight of stray dogs and other homeless animals. As an adult, I've combined my love of animals with my talent for the written word.
I decided to use my skills as a writer to encourage people to make compassionate choices in their lives. I've created a series of children's books featuring loveable pet characters as a way to reach out to the next generation and bring an end to unwanted and neglected animals. Educating the next generation is a valuable step in making the world a better place for animals. Entertainment can be a great way to educate a student about adoption, how to be a responsible pet owner and how to report animal cruelty and neglect.