RELEASES TODAY - NOVEMBER 18, 2015
with Proceeds Benefiting Animal Shelter
THE AMANDA FOUNDATION
LOS ANGELES (November 18, 2015) – Pets and owners unite wearing the infamous ‘cone of shame’ in new comedy for charity rap video, CONE SOLIDARITY, debuting today on YouTube (https://youtu.be/4XYQRfYcv7I). To support animals further, 50% of all the proceeds from YouTube video views and iTunes song downloads will go to the Los Angeles-based animal shelter, THE AMANDA FOUNDATION.
CONE SOLIDARITY delivers a stand-tall next to your healing pup message using hardcore rappers and dancers all donning golden cones. Showcased are rappers Puscie Jones, Baby Dynomite, Marvin Gardens and kimmie P featuring diva Briezy E, as they serve-up a comedic tone of commitment with lyrics like: “Knick knack paddy whack give a dog a cone; Give a man a cone; Then his dog’s not alone; Welcome to the Cone Zone.” The video also includes choreographed dances featuring both human performers and several four-legged friends.
CONE SOLIDARITY is the brainchild of creator/producer KIM PEELER, “About a year ago, after getting some stitches, my dog was wearing 'the cone of shame' and looking super pathetic. We were sitting on the couch together, when I had an epiphany: 'What if I wore a cone in solidarity with you?”
Turning her sympathy into action, Peeler is donating half of the proceeds to a local animal rescue shelter, “I love that The Amanda Foundation isn’t just geared toward alleviating the problem; they're aimed at fixing it. They’re not just an adoption facility, but offer a hospital, and spay and neuter services as well, providing free care to low-income neighborhoods. I can’t think of a better animal organization to donate time or money to – so let’s all take CONE SOLIDARITY viral!”
As a producer/director/writer, Peeler has built a solid reputation for working on projects with a worthy mission. She is best known for her work on several celebrated AOL web series, including You’ve Got (winner: bronze Telley Award), Unscripted, Citizen Mars, Beyond the Horizon Directed by Jared Leto, Breaking Boundaries (winner: North American Travel Journal Award for ‘Best Online Travel Series’), 2 Point Lead, and Now What with Ryan Duffy. Her feature documentary, New Orleans in Black and White, also earned high-praise as an ‘Official Selection’ at the New York Independent Film Festival.
About THE AMANDA FOUNDATION:
Founded in Los Angeles in 1976 with the mantra ‘Love Never Strays,’ The Amanda Foundation (www.amandafoundation.org) has placed thousands of homeless animals in loving forever homes. This no-kill non-profit organization rescues and shelters dogs and cats until the day they are adopted, giving them access to a full-service veterinary practice that also provides those in low-income underserved neighborhoods with free procedures and vaccines. Last year, their Spaymobile performed over 7,000 spays and neuters. (http://amandafoundation.org/what-we-do/)
Watch CONE SOLIDARITY Video on YouTube Now at: https://youtu.be/4XYQRfYcv7I
Also Song Available for Download on iTunes ($.99) at:
Clean/radio version: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cone-solidarity-radio-version/id1056963010