Rob Zombie has been speaking to Radio.com about his work with the Puppy Rescue Mission; a veteran’s charity that fund-raises for the adopted stray dogs of war rescued by and bonded with soldiers.
As Zombie notes, it was a cause he could get behind:
"The puppy rescue: it's a funny name," he admits. "What it is, is a lot of soldiers in Afghanistan would find these dogs and bond with them and sneak them on the bases, even though they weren't supposed to have them. It was probably the only moment of sanity for these guys, when they spent time with them. Some of the stories I've heard are horrible: people would torture these dogs, and kill them for fun.
"These guys saved these dogs, and really bonded with them. But they weren't allowed to take them home, and if they could, it was so expensive. That was a cause I could really understand and get behind. Imagine being that far from home and bonding with a dog and then being told to just leave him there and then get on a plane to go home. No way!"
You can find out more about the Puppy Rescue Mission here.