Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty Helps Homeless Pets in Puerto Rico
Rob Thomas and his wife, Marisol, have committed $350,000 to help rescue animals in support of the Pets Alive Puerto Rico Animal Sanctuary. The Thomas’ gift helped launch the Puerto Rico chapter of Pets Alive (a no-kill animal rescue and advocacy organization) with a goal of helping the community move toward a “progressive and lasting permanent change in the humane treatment of animals.”
Rob and Marisol made the donation through their Sidewalk Angels Foundation.
Pets Alive Puerto Rico Animal Sanctuary and Bed and Breakfast sits on six acres in Utuado and is the first sanctuary of its kind in Puerto Rico. Thousands of homeless animals are struggling to survive, and Puerto Ricans simply haven’t had the funds or other resources to take care of the many abandoned and abused pets who need assistance.
“As board members of Pets Alive, we are sure that Pets Alive Puerto Rico (PAPR) will be an extension of the same sensibilities that Pets Alive Middletown and Pets Alive Westchester (PAWS) have shown since the very beginning. Focusing on care, rehabilitation, education and, above all, the commitment to the ‘no kill’ agenda. It’s an organization that we are proud to be a part of and to support,” commented Marisol and Rob Thomas.
The Mission [Per Pets Alive]:
Pets Alive is committed to meeting that need and to permanently changing the culture in Puerto Rico, ending the abandonment and abuse of animals. They are working to provide affordable spay and neuter, implement a workable island-wide TNR program (trap, neuter, release), provide Humane Education and responsible pet ownership, and promote local adoptions through community outreach.
For more info on Pets Alive Puerto Rico, visit www.petsalivepr.org.
Source: Pets Alive