09:48 PM EDT 04/13/2013
Originally posted 06/27/2012 04:30PM
After years of working with Pets Alive, Rob Thomas and his wife Marisol decided they were ready to take the next big step, and the couple recently donated $350,000 to the animal rescue organization.
The gift was made in two parts: $125,000 was personal, and $225,000 came through the Thomases' own charitable organization, the Sidewalk Angels Foundation. The money helped launch Pets Alive's newest project, an animal sanctuary based in Puerto Rico, where abandoned and abused animal populations can overwhelm local resources.
"We were doing rescue there remotely," Marisol, who is of Puerto Rican descent, tells PEOPLE, "and we realized there was really a need there. I wanted to see a real change happen on the island."
Originally posted 10/25/2007 09:55AM
Note to wacky morning radio shows: Don't mess with Rob Thomas. The Matchbox Twenty frontman has posted an open letter on the band's MySpace page ripping two deejays in Charlotte for criticizing the band when Thomas had to cancel an appearance due to food poisoning. "We are not precious; far from it, but we have worked hard over the last 15 years (always respectful of radio and all it’s given us,) and refuse to be publicly blackmailed."
Originally posted 09/14/2005 06:00AM
Is there a thawing out between Sienna Miller and Jude Law? Though she hasn't been seen wearing her engagement ring, Miller has been out-and-about in London with her estranged fiancé.
Originally posted 08/03/2005 06:00AM
Singer Rob Thomas and wife Marisol have had a tough couple of years. The Grammy-winning singer and his model spouse have been battling Marisol's lupus-like autoimmune disorder, but they've gotten through their "dark days" with the help of Tyler, an abused 5-year-old terrier mutt that they adopted last year.
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