This collection of songs is dedicated to the memory of precious Regina. Regina was a nervous homeless dog who had been taken in by volunteers at a shelter in Spain. One night criminals broke into the shelter and Regina was too petrified to run away. She was tortured to death. Regina deserves justice and all animals in shelters should be safe 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.
We would like to thank Paul. D. Richmond, aka Zest and the team of Keep The Green Alive, for making the release of this CD possible, along with the participation of countless friends, known and unknown world wide.
Maria Daines is a multi-award winning International vocalist and songwriter whose band opened for US artist Pink at Cardiff International Arena for the Party For Animals World Wide concert in August 2007, the last date of Pink's 'I'm Not Dead' tour. The concert raised over £90,000 for six animal welfare charities. Based in the UK, Maria and her guitarist/producer Paul Killington write songs in many genres, including rock, country, folk, blues and soul.
Daines/Killington songs are published by North Star Music and feature in several film documentaries, including Saving America's Horses, A Minority Pastime and Dark Water Rising, the survival stories of family pets rescued during hurricane Katrina.