Anyone acquainted with Lissa knows she is a big animal lover. You’ll find multiple dogs, cats and horses at her mountain ranch outside Guffey. She also fosters dogs for All Breed Rescue in Colorado Springs, and through them, she has gotten to know some of the people at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region in the same city. (Lissa shown at right with her current rescue, Lucky.)
“I approached them [Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region] and offered the use of a song I had recently written called ‘Dog On A Chain,’” Lissa says. “But after discussing it, I decided to write a song specifically for them.”
The result is “Take Me Home,” a song she recorded on June 16 at Jay’s Place studio in Nashville. Backed by Jay Vern on keyboards, Sam Hunter on guitar and bass, and Austin Valentine on drums, Lissa gives the song a bouncy, soft rock arrangement.
The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is one of 50 shelters competing in the ASPCA Rachel Ray Challenge for up to $100,000 in grant money. “Take Me Home” is going to be used by the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region in a campaign to boost adoptions during the competition period that runs from June 1 through Aug. 31, 2014.
Lissa is coordinating her efforts with Marsha Wayman, Grants and Corporate Relations Manager for the organization. Wayman is planning to have a video shot for “Take Me Home” as part of the campaign.
“Take Me Home” will also be available for digital download on iTunes and other digital music services with all proceeds going to benefit the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region.
For more information about the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region and the ASPCA Rachel Ray Challenge, visit http://www.hsppr.org