Music for a good cause: MN Orchestra and Opera concert will benefit animal rescue


What better way to spend a Sunday than by listening to music while supporting homeless dogs?

This afternoon, musicians from the Minnesota Orchestra and Minnesota Opera will perform at the Safe & Sound Concert for Safe Hands Animal Rescue.

All of the funds raised at the Safe & Sound Concert will help rescue and treat dogs, Safe Hands' Facebook says.

The concert will be held at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Edina at 3 pm.

Suggested donation is $25 per person – tickets can be purchased here.

Safe Hands Animal Rescue

Safe Hands is a non-profit animal rescue based in Minneapolis. They do not have a physical shelter – all of the dogs are in foster care waiting to be adopted, according to their website.

Director Lynne Bengston co-founded the rescue in 2006 after discovering a shelter in Harlan, KY, that couldn’t accommodate the volume of animals arriving at its facility every day, their blog says. A Safe Hands van drives 923.9 miles twice a month to the Harlan shelter and brings back as many dogs as possible to Minnesota to find forever homes.

They have saved more than 4,000 dogs since 2006, their Facebook says.

Some members of the Minnesota Orchestra have adopted dogs from Safe Hands.

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