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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 2, 2009

Contact: Tabitha Hanes, Richmond SPCA, (804) 521-1319
Angi Carlson, Indigo Girls, (212) 246-2640


Indigo Girls Rock for a Remedy to Benefit Richmond SPCA Pet Pantry

Richmond, Va. – The Indigo Girls have partnered with the Richmond SPCA to conduct a pet food drive for the local non-profit’s Pet Pantry during the folk duo’s upcoming concert at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden on June 11.

The duo’s goal to help families in need feed their pets was a natural match for the Pet Pantry, which the Richmond SPCA established to provide temporary pet food assistance. The program is an extension of the local humane organization’s Project Safety Net, which provides alternatives to pet relinquishment.

“One of the best things we can do to keep pets from becoming homeless in Richmond is to help pet owners keep their pets,” said Robin Starr, chief executive officer of the Richmond SPCA. “In the current recession, we are finding that more families qualify and need these services. By sponsoring a community drive for donated food, the Indigo Girls ensure that we will have a steady supply to provide for pets in need.”

The Pet Pantry is stocked with donated supplies of pet food which are distributed to Greater Richmond residents who qualify for assistance. Richmond SPCA volunteers will accept unopened bags of dry cat and dog food as well as cans of wet cat and dog food from concert goers at the June 11 show. For more information about donating to the pantry or qualifying for assistance, visit www.richmondspca.org/petpantry.

On each stop of their spring and summer tour, the Indigo Girls have conducted food drives to benefit the local community. The project is a partnership with Rock for A Remedy a non-profit organization that partners with local food relief organizations and national touring artists to both gather food and monetary donations as well as encourage youth and adults to better their communities through charitable efforts.

"Donating food is such a simple idea, it almost seems impossible that it would have such a huge impact - BUT it does!” said Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls.

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The Richmond SPCA, founded in 1891, is a no-kill humane organization dedicated to the guiding principle that every life is precious. As a national leader in humane care and education, the Richmond SPCA is aggressively tackling the problem of pet overpopulation through programs of adoption, rehabilitation, spay/neuter, pet-retention, trap-neuter-return, and humane education. For more information, visit www.richmondspca.org.

Since their formation over two decades ago, ground-breaking folk duo The Indigo Girls have become one of America’s most beloved vocal duos. After signing to Epic Records in 1988, they released their critically acclaimed eponymous album to thunderous praise; it remained on theBillboard Hot 100 Chart for 35 weeks, earned double platinum status, received a Grammy nomination for “Best New Artist” and won “Best Contemporary Folk Recording.” They were overnight folk rock icons who continued to live up to the high standards they’d set for themselves: they’ve since released 10 albums, garnered six Grammy nominations, and made numerous appearances on national television shows while consistently playing to enthusiastic audiences. The duo has balanced their long, successful musical career by supporting numerous social causes – the Indigo Girls don’t just talk the talk; they walk the walk. Having established an intensely dedicated fan base, the duo continues to remain relevant and attract new fans. With their latest release, Poseidon And The Bitter Bug, released on their own IG Recordings imprint, Emily Saliers and Amy Ray have secured their spot as one of the most legendary musical acts of this generation.