07/11/2011 11:13 EDT | Updated 09/10/2011 05:12 EDT

Shannon Tweed Supports Saskatoon SPCA With Donation And Video Appeal


THE CANADIAN PRESS -- SASKATOON - The story of two dogs who survived gunshot wounds has inspired reality TV star Shannon Tweed to make a $10,000 donation to the Saskatoon SPCA along with a video asking others to support the agency.

Blue, a five-year-old husky cross, survived a cull of feral dogs at the northern community of Pelican Narrows while Annie was found shot and lying on the side of a rural road.

Blue has recovered well enough that he has now been put up for adoption.

Tricia McAuley of the SPCA says Tweed, who stars in "Gene Simmons' Family Jewels" with her rocker husband, came to the shelter last week to adopt a dachshund for her Saskatchewan nephew.

McAuley says Tweed was moved by the story of the shot dogs and told shelter staff they did great work and made the donation on the spot.

McAulley says the summer is the busiest time for the SPCA and the donation comes as a big help.

"It couldn't have come at a better time. We had the 34 greyhounds come in recently so this is really huge for us," said McAuley. "We were really touched and humbled by her generosity."

After adopting the dog, Tweed and Simmons also sent in a video encouraging people to support the Saskatoon SPCA.

"I want to tell you that you should adopt a pet from the Saskatoon SPCA," Tweed says on the video. "They've got great animals down there."

"Do it or we'll find out where you live," adds Simmons.