Rescue Animal Inspires Filmmaker to Create Dog Files

Man was inspired to create Dog Files.

Man was inspired to create Dog Files.

People are often inspired by their life experiences to start new ventures, and this is exactly the case with Kenn Bell. According to Dogster, he was unaware of the plight of shelter animals until he adopted his dog, Max, from St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center in New Jersey. Now, years later, his American foxhound and pointer mix not only is the reason another dog Remy is free from a shelter, but is also how Bell found a calling to utilize his filmmaking skills to create a dog video series called Dog Files.

Bell started Dog Files because he believes canines deserve lots of love and care. "I consider myself a dog evangelist and I wanted the site to make a difference in the lives of everyday people and dogs around the world," Bell wrote in his blog.

Some of the Dog Files episodes cover canines that exhibited heroism during the 9/11 attacks, the history of pit bulls and a tale about a boxer from the Northern Plains. But Bell also shares stories of rescue animals overcoming their situations and getting a second chance. Additionally, the website has informational videos like the "Ask the Vet!" segment and "Pup-arazzi Photo Tips."

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