Madonna Tickets Fetch Record $100,000 to Help Dogs
Two longtime supporters of a Pennsylvania animal shelter successfully bid $100,000 for four tickets to Madonna’s concert August 28 in Philadelphia. The tickets, donated by jewelry designer Susan Rosen, were part of a special auction to benefit Main Line Animal Rescue’s anti-puppy mill campaigns and the shelter’s new training center in Chester County, PA.
Nick Adams and Dee Silvers’ winning bid is believed to be the highest paid for concert tickets. “To me Madonna has always symbolized freedom and strength,” Silvers said. “But when I think of puppy mill dogs, I think of confinement, and dogs weak from over-breeding and lack of veterinary care.” The proceeds will support MLAR’s campaigns focusing on the USDA’s failure to protect dogs in many federally licensed breeding kennels and programs designed to rehabilitate dogs rescued from Pennsylvania’s puppy mills.
“By supporting Main Line Animal Rescue, these wonderful people have provided a ray of light to the thousands of puppy mill dogs we help every year. And that’s something to celebrate!” said MLAR volunteer Linda Forbes.
The non-profit is well-known for campaigning against puppy mill abuse appearing on Oprah Winfrey’s “puppy mill show” in 2008.