Local concert benefits homeless animals

October 2, 2008 3:27:54 PM PDT
If you've been thinking of getting a dog, this is the time to do it. October is adopt a shelter dog month. But if you can't commit to a dog, how about attend a concert that helps save the pets?

Debbie Harry's an animal lover, and so is the musician Miss Guy of 'Goon Squad'.

That's why the two are taking part for the second time in the Gimme Shelter Rock and Rescue Benefit.

The fundraiser benefits no kill shelters and rescue organizations throughout New York City.

Those organizations help take the strain off the city's three shelters.

Susan Brandt started rational animal in 2002. Her goal is to end euthanasia of healthy animals.

In the last several years, there's been improvement but many more animals can be saved and that's where the musicians like Debbie Harry come in.

Debbie jokes that her dog may even take the stage, but getting on stage, for a cause like this, is easy for Guy and Debbie.

For ticket information, go to www.gimmeshelterrockandrescuenyc.org
If you have questions you can e-mail Courtney Kistler at ckistler@rational-animal.org .

STORY BY: Eyewitness News reporter Lauren Glassberg

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