Animal lovers are singing the praises of a multi-platinum record-selling British pop star who is using his voice to speak up for Thailand's dogs and cats in need.
A pet parent who first rose to fame as the first winner of the UK reality series Pop Idol (a precursor to American Idol), Will Young has taken on the role of UK ambassador for Soi Dog Foundation following his 2014 visit to the non-profit organization's shelter in Phuket, Thailand.
Thanks to the singer's star wattage, Young can help to raise the public's awareness of the registered charity's ongoing efforts to create a better future for companion animals in Asia by:
"I am thrilled and honored to be a new patron of Soi Dog Foundation," the singer, who starred alongside a clever canine for his music video "Come On," stated. "The plight of dogs caught in the dog meat trade is heartbreaking. As a proud nation of animal lovers, I hope that people will get behind his incredible charity to rescue animals and give them a chance of happiness."
By becoming an ambassador for the paws cause, Young has joined a long list of animal-loving luminaries who have shown their support for the work of Soi Dog Foundation, including Academy Award winner Dame Judi Dench, comic icon Ricky Gervais, Downton Abbey stars Laura Carmichael, Penelope Wilton and Peter Egan, and former Miss Universe Natalie Glebova.
Will Young filmed the following message for a Soi Dog Foundation fundraiser:
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