One of Miami’s favorite residents and legendary singer, song writer, musician and actor Iggy Pop has selected South Florida-based Paws 4 You as the recipient of proceeds from a live recording of Yoko Ono track, Waiting for the D Train.
Paws 4 You, the Miami-based, nonprofit animal rescue organization that is dedicated to saving, rehabilitating and placing dogs with the lowest possibility of finding loving homes, was selected personally by Pop as the beneficiary of proceeds from the sales of this limitededition single.
“We are thrilled to have been selected by someone who is essentially rock royalty to receive this honor,” said Carol Caridad, president and founder of Paws 4 You. “The funds raised from this amazing live recording will be put to good use towards Paws 4 You’s pups’ ongoing care, housing and our extensive adoption initiatives. This donation is extremely timely as Paws 4 You volunteers begin remodeling efforts at our new facility in South Florida.”
The limited edition Ono/Pop single, which was recorded in 2010 onstage at the Orpheum in Los Angeles, includes Pop’s studio cover of Ono’s I’m Going Away Smiling. The single can be digitally downloaded at Chimera Music (www.chimeramusic.com), the music label run by Sean Lennon, and 1,000 one-sided, limited-edition vinyl records with an etching by Ono on the flip side also are currently available through the record label’s site. Video of the live performance can be seen at www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/yoko-ono-and-iggy-pop-team-onwaiting-for-the-d-train-live-20130802.
Paws 4 You Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a priority to save dogs from euthanasia at Miami-Dade Animal Services. Comprised of a team of professionals with various backgrounds who, together, commit to saving as many dogs as possible, Paws 4 You provides a safe environment, medical care and hope to sick, injured, abused, surrendered and lost dogs. Dogs are sterilized, vaccinated and ID microchipped to prevent future loss and surgery, rehabilitation and treatment for illness is provided as necessary for the animals brought into care.
Paws 4 You seeks the best quality treatment available, taking no shortcuts. The total cost for dogs in its care exceeds $20,000 per month. The organization also is dedicated to community education and advocates for the importance of sterilization to help relieve the strain on Miami- Dade Animal Services and the community.