KENNY CHESNEY has brought around 1,400 needy cats and dogs since Hurricane Irma devastated the Virgin Islands last fall.
Kenny said, "The post-Irma island was just a terrible existence and no place for a dog. A lot of people had to leave their pets behind . . . there are a lot of animals that had to ride out these storms and live in the aftermath with no food, no nothing."
He had to bring his own dog to the states too. An 18-year-old pit bull mix named Cookie . . . but in an odd twist of fate she passed away almost as soon as she got here. He said, quote, "She was older, so it was timing more than anything.
"She was a big part of my life [so] on my next trip down we took her ashes and said goodbye and scattered them in the ocean. I didn't want her to be buried anywhere else. I wanted her to be a part of the fabric of where she lived her whole life."
As you may recall, Kenny is donating the proceeds from "Songs for the Saints" to his Love for Love City Foundation. Quote, "It consumed my year. I have a little bit more compassion and empathy in my life than I did before." (People)