Michael Ray Launches Wrigley Cares: Helping Animals Give Back

Inspired by his rescue dog Wrigley, Michael Ray readies his Get To You Tour with the launch of a special initiative, Wrigley Cares: Helping Animals In Need.

The Gold-selling artist, whose latest single “Get To You” is currently climbing the charts, will collect donations with help from Zappos For Good and local animal shelters.

Wrigley Cares: Helping Animals In Need kicked off yesterday (10/5) as Ray took the stage for opening night in Tuscaloosa, AL. Since adopting Wrigley earlier this summer at Chicago’s Country Lakeshake Fest, Ray has been searching for impactful ways he and his fans can give back to rescued animals.

“Wrigley is a huge part of my life – she’s on the road with us and she’s there for all the major moments,” shared Ray. “She changed my life back in June and I’m hoping we can change the lives of other shelter dogs by lending a helping hand.”

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Tonight @wendellsdb is the 2nd stop of the #GetToYou tour! One thing I wanted to do was find a way to give back to the communities that are opening there towns to us and making this tour possible. So I have teamed with @zapposforgood and started a special initiative called WRIGLEY CARES. At every stop of the Get To you tour we will have a donation bin where you can bring Dog or cat food (wet or Dry) or any blankets and receive 10% off t-shirts and get a code for 10% off online Merch. All proceeds will go to a local animal shelter tonight's donations will go to help @andersoncountypaws_sc Thank yall for being apart of this and helping us make a difference we couldn't do it with out y'all! MR

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The Atlantic Records/Warner Music Nashville recording artist logged thousands of miles in 2017 and will wrap the year with his second headline tour. Already achieving two No. 1 singles, Ray’s anticipated lead single “Get To You” notched the most-added on the country airplay charts upon release and previews his forthcoming sophomore album.

Zappos for Good, the charity team at Zappos.com, will amplify Wrigley Cares by identifying local shelters in need and setting up donation station at each tour stop. Concert attendees can drop supplies at the donation stations and receive a special discount code redeemable on Ray merchandise. All donations are welcome and each local shelter is specifically looking for: dry/wet dog and cat food in addition to new/slightly used towels and blankets which will be used to line shelter crates.

“We’re thrilled to work with Michael Ray and team to help support animal rescue,” said Steven Bautista, Head of Charity for Zappos.com. “We’re passionate about animal welfare and see this adoption event as an extension of our core, which is customer service.”

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.