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Maria Daines: SHELTER ME

MUSIC PROJECTS FOR ANIMALS

SHELTER ME

The purpose of our CD's 'Shelter Me' 'Music United For Animals' and 'Faith Hope & Sanctuary' is to raise awareness of the plight of defenceless animals and raise funds for rescue organisations world wide.

We achieved this from 2006 to 2013 when the CD's were sent all over the world to rescue organisations who then sold them to their supporters and the money raised bought their animals food, emergency boarding and in some cases lifesaving operations.

During that time we covered the cost of shipping ourselves but times are much harder now and sadly we are unable to expand on this project without a sponsor.

We continue to donate to rescue whenever possible and offer the CD's as fundraisers for special events. We have also set up a songwriting service 'My Song in a Million' which we hope in time enables us to continue manufacturing CD's for the benefit of animals in need.




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*Introduction*

This collection of songs, released to help homeless and neglected animals, is dedicated to the memory of precious Regina. Regina was a nervous homeless dog who had been taken in by kind volunteers at a shelter in Spain. Sadly one night the shelter was vandalised and Regina was too petrified to run away. She was tortured to death. Regina deserves justice and all animals in shelters should be safe and far from harm.

We would like this CD to represent a global effort of care and compassion towards those defenceless dogs, who, through no fault of their own, find themselves abandoned and at the mercy of human kind, for better or for worse.

Some songs on this CD are inspired by case histories of cruelty, others are memorial tributes to pets passed over the rainbow bridge and some were written to highlight the suffering of man's best friend.


Our grateful thanks to Dey Alexander for the use of her photograph of a small hungry pup in India.

Dey graciously gave us permission to use this image for the Shelter Me CD cover and we do not think any other photograph could have depicted the theme of this collection of songs more poignantly.

It says so much in just one glance...

To visit our CD web store please click here -

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Dear all,

we are thrilled to announce the release of our CD for animal rescue, Shelter Me.

Shelter Me is a collection of 18 songs for and about dogs. Each song speaks up loud and proud for man's best friend, inspired by case histories of cruelty, memorials to beloved pets passed over the Rainbow Bridge and other songs highlighting the need for compassion towards homeless animals in our society today.

Thank you to everyone who participated world wide in the 'Peace Wins The Election' 'Giving The Gift of Giving' initiative which enabled the release of these songs in a CD collection of music for a cause.

Details of the online campaign to release this CD can be found in the notes on the Peace Wins The Election video, here -





PEACE WINS THE ELECTION ON YOUTUBE


Your support is literally a lifeline to the animals that depend on human beings to help them stay alive. When the CD's arrive at small shelters they will be used by volunteers to raise funds. The CD's are sent free of charge and rescue organisations sell them and keep the funds to feed and care for their animals.



Shelter Me is all about happy endings :)




Pipote, the little dog above, was rescued by Far From Fear in Germany. Pipote had to undergo an emergency operation because his leg had been severed in a dreadful act of cruelty. We were able to help fund the medical treatment Pipote needed through sales of our CD's. This is how we can help rescue organisations and all online sales are generated into donations to rescue shelters or to fund postage to get the CD's to where they are needed most.


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Thank you to everyone who has helped us to realise a very special dream to make a difference through music and especially to our friends at Keep The Green Alive for their tremendous, dedicated support every step of the way with project Shelter Me.

We could not have done this without YOU!!


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KEEP THE GREEN ALIVE ON YOUTUBE

More thank you's!




To the wonderful Sue Marchant of BBC Radio Cambridgeshire for showcasing songs from Shelter Me on her show in May 2009, a few days after the CD was released.


TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW CLICK HERE

And thank you to our friends across the pond at The Pet Show in USA. Pet Expert and radio presenter Warren Eckstein is playing songs from Shelter Me on his popular show and we appreciate such fantastic support and would like to say hello to all the animal friendly listeners in America, you ROCK!!


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Daines/Killington songs are published in the UK by NorthStar Music and we would like to say a very special thanks to staff at NorthStar for enabling us to release our music professionally and for giving us support and artistic freedom to create music for the voiceless. We consider ourselves very lucky to be in such good hands.


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The Shelter Me CD Project has supported the following rescue organisations and causes. We continue to offer the CD's for special auction events (too many to list) where funds are needed urgently to save dogs on death row -


Kindred Spirits Greyhound Adoption, Inc, USA
www.KindredSpiritsGreyhoundAdoption.com

Far From Fear, Germany
www.far-from-fear.de/

The Alternative Animal Sanctuary, UK
www.alternativesanctuary.co.uk/

Norfolk and Suffolk Animal Trust
www.nasatrust.co.uk

The Greyhound Sanctuary Devon
www.thegreyhoundsanctuary.org/

Galgo Rescue International Network
www.galgorescue.org/

Border Collie Rescue, UK
www.bordercollierescue.org

Keeshond Lovers United, USA
www.keeshondlovers.com

Pit Bull Rescue Central, USA
(CD's sent for Annual Poppymart event)
www.pbrc.net/

Hooves & Paws Rescue, Inc, USA
(A donation sent for Frannie the Rottie)
www.hoovespaws.org/

Mutts in Distress, UK
(CD's donated for German Shepherd/Mutts in Distress Fund Raising Day)
www.mutts-in-distress.org.uk/

Hereford and Worcester Animal Rescue, UK
www.hwanimalrescue.org/

Forest Dog Rescue, UK
www.forestdogrescue.org.uk/

Greek Animal Rescue, UK
www.greekanimalrescue.com/

CARE Feline TNR, USA
www.carefelinetnr.org/

Paws4Ever, USA
CD's sent for Howl-O-Ween Fund Raising Event
www.animalprotectionsociety.org/

Spirit Acres Equine Rescue and Sanctuary, USA
http://spiritacres.org/

Donation sent for Sylva's rescue pup Fiona, USA
(Information sent via Kathie-Sullivan Parkes)

Remus Sanctuary, UK
(CD's taken direct to sanctuary by Brenda, thank you Brenda!)
www.remussanctuary.org/

Animals Count, UK
www.animalscount.org

Greyhounds In Need, Netherlands
www.greyhoundsinnood.com/

The Bright Eyes Society
(Donation sent)
www.brighteyes.dk/

Doris Banham Sanctuary, UK
www.dogsos.co.uk/

Go Vegan Radio
- a project of 501c3 International Humanities Center
(Donation sent)
http://goveganradio.com/

Stokes County Humane Society, USA
(Donation sent for Bear, German Shepherd dog)

Stephanie's Animal Rescue, USA
www.stephaniesanimalrescue.com

East Galway Animal Rescue
www.egar.org/

Dorset Animal Workers Group, UK
http://sithean.com/dawgdogs/

Dogs Trust
www.dogstrust.org.uk/

Nowzad Dogs
www.nowzaddogs.co.uk/

SOFA CLUB, UK
www.speaking-out-for-animals.co.uk/

Caroline, (Pound dog rescuer), UK
(Donation sent for Izzy, Belle & Shepherd mix)

Greyhounds Galore, UK
www.greyhoundsgalore.org.uk/

Tower Hill Stables, UK
www.towerhillstables.com/

Rochdale Dog Rescue, UK
www.rochdale-dog-rescue.com

Misunderstood Pit Bull Rescue, USA
www.misunderstoodpitbullrescue.org/

Once Loved Rescue, UK
(Donation sent for brindle staffie)
http://oncelovedrescue.org.uk/

The Horse Refuge, UK
www.thehorserefuge.org/

The Brandy and Karma appeal
(Donation sent for their care)
http://dangerousdogsact.blogspot.com/

Avril's animal rescue appeals for Hope, Whisky, Soda and Minstrel
(Donation & cds sent for fund raising)

Hull Animal Welfare Trust
www.hullanimalwelfare.com

B.U.D.D.I.E.S. RESCUE, USA
(donation sent)
http://www.buddiesrescue.org/

Dogs for the Disabled, UK
(Donation sent for Heather's sky dive)

Animal Protection of New Mexico
(CD's sent for annual event)
http://www.apnm.org/

South Coast Staffie Rescue
(Donation sent for Charlie)
http://southcoaststaffierescue.org.uk/

Bullies in Need
(Donation sent for Karen's poundie & CD's sent for fundraising)
http://www.bulliesinneed.org.uk/

Wood Green Animal Shelter, Cambridgeshire
(CD's kindly delivered in person by my brother David)
http://www.woodgreen.org.uk/

Greyhound Rescue Stall
(Haverhill Market, Suffolk, UK)

Dogs Trust, UK (Shoreham Centre)
(Copies handed in person at Pup Aid, Brighton)
http://www.dogstrust.org.uk

Hillside Animal Sanctuary
http://www.hillside.org.uk/acatalog/videos.html

Save The Dogs
http://www.savethedogs.eu

DDA Watch
http://www.ddawatch.co.uk

Northamptonshire Animals Needing Nurturing & Adoption
(CD's sent to NANNA for fund raising event)
http://nannaanimalrescue.co.uk/

Skiathos Cat Welfare Society
(CD's sent for fundraising event)
http://skiathos-cats.org/

Greyhound Compassion
www.greyhoundcompassion.com/

Birch Hill Dog Rescue, UK
www.birchhilldogrescue.org.uk/

Scooby Medina Animal Rescue, Spain
http://www.scoobymedina.org/

Meriden Humane Society, USA
www.meridenhs.petfinder.com/

All Dogs Matter, UK
www.alldogsmatter.co.uk/

Crostwick Kennels Rescue & Rehoming, UK
www.crostwickboardingkennels.co.uk/

The Blue Greyhound, UK
http://www.bluegreyhound.org.uk/

TARO - Turkish Animal Rescue Organisation
http://turkishanimalrescueorganisation.webs.com/
Sponsorship of lovely Samur



As a gesture of support CD's have been sent to the following advocates, rescuer's & friends -


Bark Radio, USA
Justice For Karley, USA
South West Animal Protection, UK
Galgo News, France
Justice For Tyson Campaign, USA
Warren Eckstein, The Pet Show, USA
Rich Russom, USA
Turkish Voice For Animals (Neesan) UK
Steve (Staffy rescue fund raiser) UK
Paola, OIPA, Italy
Irish, USA
Millie, USA
Kathy, Belgium
Pinedog, USA
Kathy, USA
Ariel, USA
Bonnie (Equine Rescue) USA
Trudy, UK
Linda (Andro), USA
Anne, UK
Anita, USA
Larisa (Galgo supporter) Slovenia
Paul, UK
Renate Ortel, Radio Guiniguada, Gran Canaria
Rainbow Ark Animal Sanctuary, UK
Sandy, USA
Total Oblivion Radio, UK









BBC Radio Cambridge 2009, What Shelter Me is doing -




Announcement slide show -




A MEMORIAL PAGE FOR REGINA

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Letters of support for Shelter Me, thank you all xx


Dear Maria & Paul,

Remus were so delighted with your CDs.
I know 3 were sold while we were there and one of the women on a stall said she was going to a dog's activity day soon and would take some to sell there too! So you were successful today and raised at least £21.50 for Remus!

Love from Brenda


Dear Maria,

This morning I have received your new CD ; thank you so much my friend XX !!

The music is so beautiful Maria, these songs go straight through the soul !

My son, my husband and I, we all admire you and Paul for your wonderful music and for all you do for the animals.

Please know that I am very honored to have received this beautiful CD for the animals as a gift, and that I’m very happy with it,
Thank you very , very much XXX !!!

May you always be blessed, dear Maria, for your work for the animals & for everything.

Sincerely,
Love, Marie xx


Dear Maria and Paul,

Just to say I have listened to your cd while going to work and I am so humbled, your music is incredible and Paul is so marvellous on the guitar, your songs moved me to tears, thank you dear angels for all the work you do for the animals xxxxxxxxx

Helen



Oh, my gosh, thank you, Maria!!! Shelter Me sounds like it was recorded in a cathedral with a chorus of angels!!! Once again, your poetry captures the plight of the innocents. I will find a way to play it at our adoption events. Rescue work does have a quality of holiness to it...I feel these animals are the closest we will come to meeting angels on an earthly plane. Thank you for being their voice. I feel so blessed to know you.

Janice xoxox



Hi Sue...Tuning in to your broadcast today to enjoy another great interview and music with Maria & Paul. They have developed a huge internet following here in the states, initially from their great music and more recently from their unrelenting efforts on behalf of animal welfare. Hats off to you for being supportive of them and their noble cause. They are fast becoming legendary on the Internet. They have earned the trust, respect, and admiration of many musicians and animal rescue organizations worldwide. The new "Shelter Me" CD is one more chapter in their book of "How to Make the World a Better Place".

Best Wishes to All.....Pinedog in New York




Dear Maria,

It really is most kind of you to send us some CDs! We will definitely make very good use of them. It would be lovely if we could keep some in our school library and use some for fund raising. We recently did our
annual sponsored dog walk and the money we raise will go to our local sanctuaries. It is always a lovely occasion with lots of pupils, parents, grandparents, friends - not to mention the dogs!

Sue, SOFA Campaign


Dear Maria & Paul,

What a tremendous gesture -- I know everyone appreciates the depth of your commitment to the animals.
Warren is loving the CD!! Our office favorites next to "Karley," of course, are "Heart & Soul" & "Dog Walker."


Many thanks,
Denise for Warren Eckstein


Hello Maria,

Thank you very much for the CDs, they arrived yesterday. This is very kind of you. It's good timing because next weekend is our biggest fundraiser of the year, so we'll have them on sale there. Thanks.

Lucinda


Lady, you are truly a gift. You have an astounding ability to carry your message through your music without it sounding corny. It is very touching and thought provoking and I can no longer turn my head away from what I suspect is abuse any more because your music has enlightened me. Thank you for the awareness, thank you for caring so much and making a difference in these lucky animals lives. And most of all, thank you for being my friend on MYSPACE. I am a humble newspaper carrier, but I greet dogs at so many houses. When I first started, so many of them approached me with bared teeth and hackles up. Now they greet me with wagging tails and barks of joy because along with the newspaper, I take the time to toss them a treat and pat their heads. It could be all the attention they receive in a day for all I know. It warms my heart to see them happy. Keep up the beautiful music and the messages that need to be heard. And please tell me where I can purchase your CD's as I live in the US, in Cashmere in Washington state.
Blessings to you, I love your sound

Sherry


Thank You so very much for your kind words. I suffer from Multiple
Sclerosis and the animals are why I get up and keep moving everyday. I
brought a 5 week old pit puppy into rescue 14 weeks ago and decided to
keep her and train her to be a service dog for me. Here in Michigan they
are really pushing BSL and it makes me so angry and we fight daily to
try to stop this senseless law. So I am very appreciative of your kind
donation of CD's as this will really help us. I have listened to some of
your songs and you sing them with such heart it makes me happy to know
that there are others that feel so strongly about the breed. It feels
some day's as though I am fighting a losing battle but I know I am not,
I have to keep being the voice that these babies can't have. I will do
this till I can not do it anymore!


Michelle






A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU FROM PAUL. D. RICHMOND, AKA ZEST -


Dear Maria and Paul,

Congratulations on making yours, many people and animals' dreams come true.

Some time ago, you asked whay we wanted to help you with this endeavour. I am supplying my original letter I wrote to you about this venture and cause back in December.

I think this will double indemnify the reasons we cared to help....really...it all comes down to your caring to bring comfort and peace to those in need through your voice and music.

Stay well, and THANK YOU for all you have done for us over the years too!

Peace,

Paul / Zest :)

December 6, 2008

Dear friends,

This letter pertains to the activity of the collaborative effort of Maria Daines, Paul Killington, and the team of, Keep The Green Alive.

By encouraging community involvement for the benefit of not-for-profit animal shelters through the release of Maria and Paul’s new CD, Shelter Me, the team of Keep The Green Alive wanted to help.

Maria Daines released a blog at My Space on October 14 2008 that was an update of the projects she and Paul were working on. One of the projects, Maria describes as thus;

“The next animal cd is ready to roll, it will be dedicated to precious Regina and is a collection of songs for dogs. We would love to get it pressed for Christmas and I've got my thinking cap on for ways to raise money to do that. The dog cd will be part of the same project as MUFA and given free of charge to rescue shelters. All proceeds from sales will be regenerated to help with postage costs and assist us in continuing to supply cd’s to those that need help. A way forward could possibly be auctioning Paul and I to play some special live performances in people's homes.”

In Maria’s plight to continue to aid those less fortunate via donating CD’s as a means of income generation for the animal shelters is a generous and heartfelt commitment.

As some of you are aware, Maria and Paul write music regarding all types of issues and concerns that we may not have known about before. For instance, did you know that Maria and Paul have supported other causes via ventures such as this beyond the scope of animal welfare? If not, I would encourage you to read their bio.

http://www.maria-daines.com/bio.html

One song in particular that Maria and Paul wrote and recorded was, Peace Wins The Election back in November 2005. Here’s Maria’s explanation as to why the song was recorded in one take.

“Pro peace, pro planet, pro humanity song, or wishful thinking...Inspired by the Greg Allen interview.”

“Recorded live with one guitar overdub, inspired by the global issue of the earth's need for renewable energy, discussed by Paul Richmond (Zest) in an interview with Greg Allen, I guess when you really start thinking about the world it's like ripples on a pond and war and destruction of any kind goes hand in hand with ripping up rainforests to make more junk mail”.

At the time that Maria and Paul recorded and released their song, Peace Wins The Election, the Greg Allen Interview had only been available for public listening for approximately one and a half months since it’s official release on the world wide web, October 1st 2005. It has been over 3 years since Peace Wins The Election’s release. And, all the while, Maria allowed the team to utilize the song to advance the promotion of the interview. And, Maria gave the song away freely to any one that wanted to have their own copy. And still to this day, Maria and Paul offer their song, Peace Wins The Election as a free download here;

http://www.maria-daines.com/music-5.html

There have been many opportunities to advance the message of the Greg Allen Interview via promoting Peace Wins The Election, not only by ourselves, but by Maria and others also. A quick Google search reveals all. Please copy and paste including quotation marks, and please paste into your web search engine.

"Peace Wins The Election" "Maria Daines"

I believe that you will notice a rich history past and present of the exposure that Peace Wins The Election has garnered the world over as you scroll through the pages of results.

So, in essence, what exists between Maria, Paul and the team of Keep The Green Alive, is a symbiotic relationship which exhibits the interconnectivity between caring for the planet, caring for animals and caring for each other. It’s obvious that the support we can give to each other, also spreads to many people and communities and hopefully makes a positive impact via peaceful and artistic means.

The idea behind bringing community participation to the release of the video, Peace Wins The Election, and having the team of Keep The Green Alive donate funds on participants behalf, goes right back to the basic element of understanding. Understanding that there are those less fortunate than ourselves whom require a venue to express themselves, and their willingness to at least want to become involved and support a worthwhile cause. As Maria was inspired to write the song, Peace Wins The Election, we are also inspired. We are inspired by the tireless and generous efforts of Maria and Paul. Their efforts insure that not only can we be informed, but, we can also be participant in the advancement of compassion.

I suppose that if anyone required a reason to want to help others, then our reason is that we understand beyond a shadow of a doubt that Maria and Paul’s efforts save lives !!!! And, if that’s not reason enough to want to help, then I really don’t know what else is.

Once again, the old adage stands true, “Inspiration begets inspiration”

Thank you for reading this letter. I hope you found it to be forthright and rewarding.

Peace,

Paul Richmond, Greg Allen, and the team of, KEEP THE GREEN ALIVE !!!!

www.myspace.com/keep_the_green_alive





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MUSIC UNITED FOR ANIMALS


MUSIC UNITED FOR ANIMALS CD

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'Music United For Animals' is a collection of songs written to speak up for animals in distress and each song supports the end of cruelty.

*REVIEW*

By: Gary Frederick Edwards

Music United For Animals is a collection of music that focuses on the plight of animals in the modern world, and one can only hope that this pioneering work inspires other artists to take up the theme. Meanwhile, the voiceless victims of human cruelty could not have wished for a more effective advocate than Maria Daines, accompanied by musician/producer Paul Killington. The language of poetics speaks of the "pathetic fallacy": the ascription of human qualities to inanimate nature. A far more significant--and deeply tragic--fallacy is the failure to ascribe human qualities to creatures in the animal kingdom. Maria Daines offers a powerful antidote, assuming the person of abused, exploited animals and singing their desperation and pain with a depth of authentic emotion that can't fail to touch any but the most calcified spirit. Maria communicates her profound sympathy for the very real and deeply feeling awareness of animals with undeniable, irresistible conviction. And those who share Maria and Paul's concern for animals will be able to identify with the emotional range of the album; for, while some songs, like "I Am The Owner of This Coat," are poignant laments, others explode in angry outrage at the crimes perpetrated against helpless animals by human beings. If you feel anger at the greedy exploitation of puppy mills, at the slaughter of wild horses and whales for profit, at the vicious obscenity of the fur industry, you'll hear your own feelings pouring out in the remarkably powerful voice of Maria Daines and the passionate guitar work of Paul Killington. Maria's voice is a rare instrument, a haunting sound that cuts deep and true, combining exquisite beauty with raw emotion. Hers is a very special talent and one you will be thrilled to have discovered once you make her acquaintance. There are many ancient fables of champions sent by Heaven to fight for the oppressed. Thankfully, such fables sometimes describe a present reality. I'm very, very glad and grateful that Heaven has sent Maria Daines to fight for voiceless animals with a flaming sword of a voice that might cleave through even the ugly armor of human cynicism. If you want an album of richly satisfying music coupled with a message that's moving, meaningful and long overdue, you will love this record. The first song alone is worth more--much more--than the price of the entire outstanding collection. You can't go wrong.


MUFA CD is now available on cdbaby, click the banner to visit site -


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TELEGRAPH REVIEW

ZEST RADIO UPDATE ON MUFA CD RELEASE

ZEST RADIO ANNOUNCEMENT FOR MUFA CLICK HERE

Our grateful thanks to the following sponsors of the first 1000 copies of this project -

Sky McDougal - www.paintedspurranch.com
Dave Crawford - www.shineboxni.net
In memory of Elaine McQuaide -
Care (Cape Animal Rescue Establishment) Cape Town, South Africa
Deborah Andries
David Parkyn
Sue Marchant - www.suemarchant.co.uk
Sandi Fullerton - www.serenitytraining.com/blogs
http://serenitytraining.camstreams.com/
Zest Radio Show - http://paulrichmond.ca/
Whiteraven
Vicki Albers
The Parkyn Family
DJ EV
Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue - http://www.wildhorserescue.org/
Jérôme Lescure
Paola Ghidotti - http://www.oipa.org

And in association with Mary Alice Pollard, Cornwall's Voice for Animals
http://www.cornwallsvoiceforanimals.org/

Special thanks to Nigel & Ryan (our boys in Kent) for their recent donation to help with postage costs, you ROCK!!!!

The Music United for Animals project has supported the following rescue organisations and causes by donation of funds or CD's.


LIMERICK ANIMAL WELFARE, IRELAND
http://www.limerickanimalwelfare.com/

SAVE THE DOGS, ITALY
http://www.savethedogs.it

FAR FROM FEAR, GERMANY
http://www.far-from-fear.de/

ROAD HOME RESCUE, USA
http://www.roadhomerescue.org/
(Shelter now closed)

LAST ANGEL HORSE & PONY SANCTUARY, UK
http://www.lastangel.org.uk/

CANYON CREEK FARM HORSE RESCUE, USA
http://www.canyoncreekfarm.com

SCRUFF APPEAL SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCE RESCUE
http://www.veggieglobal.com/scruf
(Donation sent for Scruff Appeal)

THE TORTOISE GARDEN, UK
http://www.thetortoisegarden.co.uk

HILLSIDE ANIMAL SANCTUARY, UK
http://www.hillside.org.uk/

WETNOSE ANIMAL AID, UK
www.wetnoseanimalaid.com

MAPLE FARM SANCTUARY, USA
http://www.maplefarmsanctuary.org/

THE MARE AND FOAL SANCTUARY, UK
http://www.mareandfoal.org/html/index.php

CEFN-YR-ERW PRIMATE SANCTUARY, UK
http://www.cefn-yr-erw.co.uk/index.htm

THE MEOW FOUNDATION, CANADA
http://www.meowfoundation.com/

WILLOWS ANIMAL SANCTUARY, UK
http://www.willowsanimals.com/

CENTRO VEGETARIANO.ORG, PORTUGAL
http://www.centrovegetariano.org/

CLACTON ANIMAL AID, UK
39 Rosemary Road, CLACTON-ON-SEA, Essex.
Shop & registered charity. Funds raised for rescue & welfare work.

NEW LIFE PARROT RESCUE & HELPLINE SERVICE, UK
http://www.nlpr.org.uk

KATHY'S FENCE FUND, USA
http://network.bestfriends.org/thepitstop/news/10234.html
(Donation sent)

CARING FIELDS ANIMAL SANCTUARY, USA
http://www.caringfields.org/
(Donation sent via Zelda)

PALMETTO ANIMAL RESCUE
(Donation sent for Hagrid appeal)

OIPA, ITALY
http://www.oipa.org

HAVERHILL & STOUR VALLEY CATS PROTECTION, UK
http://stourvalley.cats.org.uk/

FOREVERESCUE, USA
http://www.myspace.com/foreverescue

GREYHOUNDS IN NOOD, NETHERLANDS
http://www.greyhoundsinnood.com/

THE AMSALE GESSESSE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION, USA
http://www.amsalefoundation.org/

HOMELESS ANIMALS PROTECTION SOCIETY, ETHIOPIA
http://www.haps-eth.org.et/

THE MONKEY SANCTUARY, UK
http://www.monkeysanctuary.org/

ANIMALS ASIA FOUNDATION
http://www.animalsasia.org/

PRIMATES INC, USA
http://www.primatesinc.com/

PIT BULL RESCUE CENTRAL, USA
http://www.pbrc.net/

POPLAR FARM KENNELS, UK
http://www.poplarfarmkennels.org.uk/

HARPSEALS.ORG
http://harpseals.org/

TAZZY FUND, USA
http://www.tazzyfund.com/
(Donation sent for Angie's care & monthly subscription for Gary and Dakota)

SANCTUARY FOR SENIOR DOGS, USA
http://www.sanctuaryforseniordogs.org/

Special cd of our songs available from Senior Dogs Sanctuary, entitled 'Old Dogs' contact Senior Dog Sanctuary direct to purchase.

CARLA LANE'S ANIMAL LINE, UK
http://www.carlalane.com/animaline/

RESQPET.COM
http://www.resqpet.com/
(Donation for Sally's cancer treatment)

DORIS BANHAM DOG RESCUE, UK
www.dogsos.co.uk

MANY TEARS RESCUE, UK
http://www.freewebs.com/manytearsrescue/

GREEK ANIMAL RESCUE, UK
http://www.greekanimalrescue.com/

F.R.I.E.N.D. ANIMAL RESCUE, UK
http://www.friendsanimalrescue.org.uk

SCOOBY MEDINA, SPAIN
www.scoobymedina.com

RAINBOW ARK ANIMAL SANCTUARY
DURHAM, UK

DOGS DESERVE BETTER, USA
www.dogsdeservebetter.org

GREYHOUND COMPASSION, UK
www.greyhoundcompassion.com/

KERRY GREYHOUND CONNECTION, UK
www.kerrygreyhounds.co.uk/

GREYHOUNDS GALORE, UK
www.greyhoundsgalore.org.uk/

WOOFSTOCK, USA
www.woofstockdogfestival.com/
(Donation of cds sent via Ariel)

THE BRIGHT EYES SOCIETY
www.brighteyes.dk/

PRO-GALGO
http://progalgoenglish.wordpress.com/
(Donation for rescue of stray mother podenco and pups)

NOAH'S ARKS RESCUE, USA
www.Noahs-Arks.net
(Donation for Sammy's eye surgery)

NORFOLK AND SUFFOLK ANIMAL TRUST
www.nasatrust.co.uk/

ROCHDALE DOG RESCUE, UK
http://www.rochdale-dog-rescue.com

MISUNDERSTOOD PIT BULL RESCUE, USA
http://www.misunderstoodpitbullrescue.org/


Our grateful thanks to Vivian Farrell for using her wonderful talent to design the cover art for the MUFA CD.

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One of my favorite lines is from "Fozzie Bear's Story" -- "whoever made a puppy mill never had a waggy tail"! Spot on! That quote should be spread all over the world and plastered on posters, T-shirts, ads and commercials. I also must tell you that in my opinion, that song is the most tender song I've ever heard. Your voice, pure and soft, but not babyish... the pause between "human" and "hand" in the chorus... the rest of the lyrics... and Paul's guitar work, so light and tender it's as if his heart moved the strings, not his hands... all lead to a very, very moving listening experience. Outstanding work!

Cheryl,
Senior Dogs Sanctuary, Ohio, USA


Thank YOU for what you do. I have one of your cd's and it is so beautiful even though each and every song moves me to tears. What a gift you have of writing truly from the precious animal's perspective. I wish more people could hear your music; how could they not be touched and moved? You are very gifted and thank you for using your musical gift for our beautiful innocent animal friends. However, I would buy your music even if it was not written for and about animals. Truly talented!
So, thank you. I only wish I could do so much more. Some day, when I have my own home, I plan to foster dogs. And if I ever have an abundance of money, I will open a shelter.
That would be my dream.
Blessings to you,

Carole


My dear friends Maria and Paul:

Thanks you SO MUCH. I cannot find the words to describe the effect that this CD had on me. So utterly beautiful and profoundly moving. Every person who has ever worked to help animals needs to experience your music. I am going to buy this CD for my animal rights/welfare friends. As you know, the battle for animals is neverending, overwhelming, and often seems hopeless. Your music is truly a gift to those of us who look for strength to continue the fight.

Thank you for all you do for our furry friends.

Randy

Randall E. Turner
Texas Humane Legislation Network


Hi Maria

I want to thank you so much for sending the cds they arrived yesterday and there
is great interest in them.

I will buying one as a treat for myself for
christmas!

Talk soon
Niamh

Limerick Animal Welfare


I have been playing your cd to people. All positive, the message, your voice, and a hell of a lot of praise for Paul. You know there is a difference between musician and artist. You guys are artists.

Joe, Dallas, Texas, 1st Dec 2006


Will be playng your music at the Brighton Animal Action vegan fair on Sunday 10th Dec if we can get a good sound system fixed up. Good luck, Sue


Hi Maria,

First I want to say THANK YOU for the wonderful cd. It arrived just before Thanksgiving and I only just had a chance to listen to it in its entirety. Truly beautiful, moving and inspiring. It is clear that each message comes from the heart and it will surely touch people in the same way. Mille Mercis! Grazie! Gracias, Danke! Your work is so very much appreciated by
everyone who cares and advocates for animals.

Zelda


Dear Maria,

Thank you for sending us a copy of your beautiful cd "Music United for Animals". What a lovely gift, we really appreciate it and wish you every success with it.

Europeans for Medical Progress
http://www.curedisease.net/


Dear Maria,

Thanks for a fabulous CD - my special favorites are the dogs of Romania and the Moon Bear.

May God's blessings be on you to continue your great work of raising awareness on His creatures.

Warmest regards - and may be we will meet some day.

Love and may all living beings be happy.

Chinny
Blue Cross of India


Dear Maria

I received your cd on saturday, thank you.
Your sings are full of emotion...and your voice. I'm an activist for animals rights, so i thank you again for your compassion and your love for them, they're so hurt
in this world, they're really in the pain...
Sincerely.

Stéphanie, Roxanne, Filou and Lou Ka.
France, Dec 2006


Hi Maria,

Just wanted to let you know that I brought your cd's to the Symposium, I made the announcement about your cd's being for sale and that the proceeds would be going to a local rescue, the Caring Fields Animal Sanctuary (which I plan to visit before I leave Florida); your music filled the meeting room whenever we had a break. All 10 cd's were sold without a problem and now more than 100 people know about you, your dedication to animals and your wonderful music.

With love and every good wish,
Zelda
31st Jan 2007


Review of Abandoned in Romania

Where there is Love, there is Hope. Compassion spawns kindness and kindness is contagious. The arrangement is masterful both in it's solemn demeanor and in it's skillful delivery. I love how the silence speaks when you don't. Images rise and emotions flow. This song will probably never be any huge hit because it makes people a bit uncomfortable to think about those who are abused and powerless. I guess Maria and Paul may have to be content with being the voice of the downtrodden, the forgotten and the mistreated. You dare to speak of things that are at the core of this world's problems...the lack of love and compassion between living creatures on this planet. Maria, you are a gifted writer and Paul, your music is so in tune with her it's incredible. Same wavelength. You may not be rich and famous yet, but you are Heroes...you dare to shine The Light into the dark corners of mankind's behaviors where most do not want to look. The Light of Success as human beings shines both on you and from you. Beautiful song.

C. Williams, 2006


Maria,

I am a good friend of both Lelja and Paula's from Rainbowsbridge.com and I just want to thank you so much for the time you took to write those songs for those two beautiful souls, Karley and Mac. I never even knew there was someone out there that would do this sort of thing, but so happy there is!!! You are obviously a true blue animal lover and there is no better quality in someone than that. Along with the tears, your songs have also brought a smile to our faces as we listen to them and picture both these wonderful animals now running in the sunshine. Lelja and I have spent hours over months and months discussing poor little Mac's gut wrenching story and agonizing over what happened, how he never knew love, and WHY couldnt he have been saved? Then Karley's story came along and it makes you want to give up on the human race as the stories just keep coming. But we won't give up and it's obvious you won't either. Your songs will help preserve their memories as we so want people to remember they were living beings with feelings that deserved so much more. We want their short lives to count! These songs will help achieve that. Only this way can we open the eyes of the lawmakers and hope to get tougher laws for animal abuse, neglect and murder. So from the bottom of my heart, I thank you for the priceless gift you have given us with these songs. Bless you and your band. You've done Karley and Mac proud.

Shari


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FAITH HOPE & SANCTUARY


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Introducing 'Faith Hope & Sanctuary'

New 16 track collection of songs for dogs.

Songs on this CD raise awareness of the plight of man's best friend. Some tracks highlight case histories of cruelty and abandonment, other songs are for dogs who have become victims of man's inhumanity and ignorance due to the injustice of Breed specific legislation, i.e. Lennox, Sad Crazy Law and Not Guilty!

This album is dedicated to Kestane (featured on the CD cover) a beautiful stray pup in Turkey who is being cared for by a voluntary group called TARO (Turkish Animal Rescue Organisation). TARO raise funds in the UK to care for Kestane and many others like her who live a life of hunger and fear, often in great danger on the streets. 100 copies of Faith Hope & Sanctuary have been donated to TARO to help this wonderful group continue their good work.

Our grateful thanks to Janice Tyrrell for offering her time and talent for free in creating the fantastic CD art work for Faith Hope & Sanctuary.

To keep up to date with news about how this project is shaping up please join the mailing list or write to maria@maria-daines.com

Note: Copies of Faith Hope & Sanctuary have now been sent to many rescue & campaign organisations aiding their fund raising efforts, including: New Hope Rescue (UK) Remus Horse Sanctuary (UK) Far From Fear (Germany) Kama's Cave Greyhound Rescue (UK) Save The Dogs (Finland) Feral Cat Rescue (USA, via Rich Russom) Greyhound Compassion (UK) Crostwick Rescue (UK) Hillside Animal Rescue (UK) Galgo Rescue (Netherlands, via Anja Schot) All Dogs Matter (UK) Nowzad (UK) Meriden Humane Society (USA) Wetnose Animal Aid (UK) SPEC - Stop Puppy Farms End Cruelty (UK) DDA Watch (UK)


Track list as follows -

1) Laika
2) Buddy's song
3) Red
4) Stray
5) God Bless Jack
6) Phoenix
7) Where do all the angels go?
8) Pit Bull
9) Greek Tragedy
10) Baby Boy
11) The Staffie Song
12) Ebru
13) A song for Angel
14) Lennox
15) Not Guilty!
16) Sad Crazy Law


A happy ending for Kestane, our CD cover girl -




LYRICS & BACK CATALOGUE

BITS & PIECES

Older news & extras


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Photograph thanks to Neil Archer


Maria is Patron of Doris Banham Sanctuary, Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary, The Staffy Campaign, Cornwall's Voice For Animals, SPEC - Stop Puppy Farming, End the Cruelty, The Racing Dog Protection Act, Honorary Board Member of Saving America's Horses, Honorary Member of Skiathos Cat Society, Ambassador for World Animal Day and a volunteer for DDA Watch, campaigning to find fair, workable solutions that can better protect the public without compromising the lives and welfare of countless dogs who have never acted dangerously.


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Photograph by Mary Alice Pollard
www.justnicephotos.co.uk


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Pink and PAW raised a staggering amount of money through the launch concert - £93,309.40 to be exact! Thank you to every single person who brought a ticket. The money has been equally divided between the six launch beneficiaries giving them an equal donation of £15,551.56 EACH!

PAW would like to say a MASSIVE thank you to Pink, her band, the supporting artists (Maria Daines, Rachael Warwick, Smokin' Circus) and everybody involved that helped to make the launch of PAW become a reality, including the AMAZING audience who were there on the night!


Texas Humane Legislation Network Humane-itarian Award 2006




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