Kenny Chesney Rescuing Animals In Hurricane Relief Efforts

Chesney has already helped over 250 animals find homes in the U.S.

By Admin on December 14, 2017
(Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for T.J. Martell Foundation)

Kenny Chesney launched Love for Love City Foundation in September to help affected by Hurricane Irma. Seeing the devastation surrounding his home in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the country star felt compelled to provide assistance.

He told USA Today:

“I’d never seen anything so apocalyptic. An area called Coral Bay was hit especially hard. My home was gone – and it had been built really strong. I’d lived there for so long so to see it broken and bleeding, especially a place that was known for its beauty and charm, it was devastating. It had become a ghost of an island.

“We did all we could to try for the people who were struggling there. We flew generators and coolers down there. You bring them to these people who have been without power for two months and they’re literally crying. They appreciate anything you can do because they need it so badly.”

While he was in the area, he noticed that there was an abundance of animals that were also in need. He expanded his relief efforts to include them:

“Once we got past the anxiety of getting water to people and taking care of their basic needs, [we] contacted Big Dog Ranch in Florida and Island Dog Rescue in St. John, St. Thomas and Vieques in Puerto Rico. Next thing you know, we’ve got three or four planes going down there to get these animals healthy and safe.”

His foundation has already helped move over 250 animals over to shelters in the U.S. and many have been adopted.

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