(Nashville,TN) A country music star who walked halfway across the country to raise awareness about homeless teens has opened an online pet treat store to raise money for underprivileged youth and animals.
In 2010, Jimmy Wayne walked from Nashville to Phoenix to bring national attention to foster kids who are aging out of the system and ending up on the streets.
Along the way, he rescued a Chihuahua he named Ruby.
Wayne launched Ruby’s Pet Treats to give dog owners the chance to buy treats and toys for their best friend and help out a good cause.
A percentage of each item sold through Ruby’s Pet Treats benefits both The Humane Society of Genesee County, a no-kill animal shelter in Michigan, and Wayne’s Project Meet Me Halfway, which helps care for teens in foster care programs who are at risk for homelessness.
Wayne, who is known for his chart topping songs,”Do You Believe Me Now,” ” Stay Gone,” and “I Love You This Much,” was a victim of child abuse and a foster kid.
He is using his success to help those most in need, and make sure both pets and youth are properly cared for and eventually find loving homes.
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