Dear Poughkeepsie Twelve
Nando Casinelli

October 14, 2013

Nando Casinelli is a writer, artist, and animal rights advocate with an MA & MFA in creative writing, both from Manhattanville College. His life mission is in housing homeless dogs in Connecticut, funding non-profit dog rescue shelters in Connecticut and advocating national animal rights and pet rescue and shutting down puppy stores and puppy mills. For more information about his work, please visit

What motivates him to create:
Nando is inspired to create because some people believe in love, some people believe in a form of god, but he believes in art and creating is his reminder.