JONALYN VIRAY, the petite songstress with a powerful voice, has a big heart for animals. She has opened her home to dozens of unwanted animals and has done some pretty daring rescues that deserve an applause.
At 25, Jonalyn is already “mother” to over 20 cats and four dogs, most of them she rescued from the streets. It was 2009 when she first rescued a kitten and there's no stopping her since then.
But her most daring attempt to save an animal's life happened last July in Capones Island in Zambales.
She told MetroPets that they were doing an ocular of the beach for her music video production when she saw a dog in the middle of the sea.
“I first thought the dog was swimming until I realized it was drowning,” Jonalyn said.
She narrated how the dog was trying to get near a man, supposedly its owner who was ignoring it. They later learned that the owner apparently poisoned his dog and intended for it to drown.
Jonalyn's manager said she was shocked to see the singer walking towards the shore with the dying dog in her arms.
“I saw her coming out of the water and she was carrying the convulsing dog like she's Jesus Christ!,” the manager exclaimed.
Jonalyn and her team took the unfortunate dog to the nearest veterinary clinic, but the dog sadly died. Jonalyn named the dog Capones.