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Philadelphia, U.S.A. — MLAR Advisory Board Member Susan Rosen donated four tickets to Madonna’s 2012 World Tour to Main Line Animal Rescue’s annual fundraiser. The tickets were part of a special auction held on August 4 to benefit the Pennsylvania animal shelter.
Nick Adams and Dee Silvers bid $100,000 for four tickets to Madonna’s August 28 concert in Philadelphia (the first U.S. city in Madonna’s world tour). The money is believed to be the highest paid for concert tickets and the money raised will help support Main Line Animal Rescue’s programs rehabilitating breeding dogs rescued from Pennsylvania’s puppy mills, as well as MLAR’s anti-puppy mill campaigns.
Mr. Adams and Miss Silvers and their friends Celeste McQuade and Larry Liss are long time supporters of Main Line Animal Rescue and will be attending the concert in Philadelphia on the 28 of this month. “To me Madonna has always symbolized freedom and strength. But when I think of puppy mill dogs, I think of confinement, and dogs weak from over-breeding and lack of veterinary care. We just wanted to do whatever we could to help these dogs,” said Miss Silvers.
Hundreds of thousands of breeding dogs continue to live in deplorable conditions in puppy mills throughout the United States and Canada. Often confined to tiny, stacked cages for the entirety of their lives, puppy mill dogs are bred every heat cycle until they die or are destroyed. Puppies bred in U.S. puppy mills are often sold in pet stores or over the Internet while their mothers remain behind living lives of abject misery.