During her down time in between recording and touring, Leiana is doing her part to help save some of Philadelphia's animals.
Leiana has been volunteering at the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society to help rescue pit bulls that have been abandoned or neglected by owners throughout the area.
"Rescuing pit bulls is one my passions. They are a very misunderstood breed. I rescued my first living in Hollywood, and up until then, I had little knowledge about the breed. I discovered that they are one of the most gentle and loving dogs out there," commented Leiana.
"I volunteer at PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society), which is one of the only no-kill shelters in the city that rescues pits. PAWS has also recently started the Save-a-Bull Initiative which is geared towards educating the public about bully breeds, and promoting their responsible adoption and ownership. The goal is to reduce the number of dogs killed in shelters."
PAWS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving Philadelphia's homeless, abandoned, and unwanted animals. PAWS is Philadelphia's largest rescue organization and is working to make Philadelphia a city in which every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home. For more information on the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society please visit www.phillypaws.org.
Leiana's new album, "Lucky #3", was released through FOF Label Group/EMI. The album was recorded in Los Angeles, CA with producer Eddie Wohl (Smile Empty Soul, Anthrax), and features guest appearances by Rob Caggiano (Anthrax), Brett Scallions (Fuel), John Tempesta (The Cult, White Zombie), and Ken Schalk (Candiria).