Joseph Olivieri, David Cowardin
'Roots of Rescue' is a documentary featuring the culture of animal cruelty in Alabama. The narrative is provided by a vast network of animal rescuers who struggle every day to save abused and neglected dogs. Due to a lack of stiff animal cruelty penalties and animal legislation, many rescuers have resorted to vigilante behavior. Roots of Rescue introduces a passion for humanity so deep that it consumes the lives of those fighting to preserve it in a state where education and legislation are sub-par.