26 June 2012

Rob Thomas and wife donate $350,000 to no-kill animal sanctuary

Singer and animal advocate Rob Thomas and his wife Marisol recently donated $350,000 to Pets Alive, one of the oldest no-kill animal sanctuary organizations in the United States. Because of this very generous donation, Pets Alive was able to open up a new sanctuary in Puerto Rico, where so many abandoned animals wander the beaches alone and fighting to survive. 

The number of dog deaths along the beaches of Puerto Rico is so extreme that the town of Yabucoa has been dubbed "dead dog beach."

Rob Thomas, whose next album with Matchbox 20 comes out in September 2012, is positive that Puerto Rico’s Pets Alive will, “focus on care, rehabilitation, education and, above all, the commitment to the ‘no kill’ agenda.”  

Pets Alive assures that they, and many generous donors and volunteers, are working hard to help the abused and abandoned animals roaming the streets of Puerto Rico.

Rob Thomas and his wife state, “It's an organization that we are proud to be a part of and to support.”

For more information, please visit petsalive.org. To donate to the Pets Alive Puerto Rico, click here

Julia Fortney | email
Julia is a student who has a passion for veganism, animal welfare, and religious studies.

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