Animal lovers pay $100,000 for Madonna tickets
Fans bought the tickets during a silent auction to support a Pennsylvania animal shelter's efforts to rehabilitate dogs from puppy farms.
Thu, Aug 09, 2012 at 10:07 AM
Two longtime supporters of a Pennsylvania animal shelter have successfully bid $100,000 for four tickets to a Madonna concert in Philadelphia later this month.
Main Line Animal Rescue, in a statement Thursday, said the bid from Nick Adams and Dee Silvers at its annual fundraising auction "is believed to be the highest paid for concert tickets."
The proceeds will go towards rehabilitating breeding dogs rescued from puppy farms in Pennsylvania. The non-profit is well-known for campaigning against puppy farm abuse.
"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."
Madonna kicks off the North American leg of her world tour in Philadelphia on Aug. 28.
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