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Marisol and Rob Thomas

Marisol and Rob Thomas with Jason at Pets Alive
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Their Support

Marisol and Rob Thomas have been Pets Alive biggest supporters for the past few years, and have also joined our Board of Directors. As a result of their support we have been able to save many animals, improve living conditions, hire extra staff and continue as a no-kill sanctuary. Without the support of Marisol, Rob, Matchbox 20 and their dedicated fans, Pets Alive might well have closed down in late December 2007 after the death of Pets Alive founder Sara Whalen.

We can tell you how much they do for us financially, but it goes much deeper than that. They offer encouragement and support. They encourage their fans to help us. They offer their own time (and Marisol's parents time!) here at the sanctuary and they have stepped up time and time again to host benefits or help with ones we are trying to run, or offer items for our auctions.

Rob and Marisol established the Sidewalk Angels Foundation, a non-profit organization created to aid those in need in and around America’s big cities – working with various charities to assist people who are destitute or homeless and get lost in the system; those who cannot afford proper medical care; and animals that have been abandoned or abused. Sidewalk Angels Foundation takes its name from the lyrics to Thomas’ solo recording, “A New York Christmas.” Sidewalk Angels have also helped Pets Alive, and this year presented us with a large check to help continue our mission to rescue and rehabilitate animals.

Click to view the Tails to Remember trailer. The film documents the lives of the critters here at Pets Alive through a visit from their friends Rob and Marisol Thomas. (note - this is an older video, done back in 2006). To view the trailer, simply click on a link below and then click the play button when the view screen appears.