In some heart-warming news, Queensryche vocalist / humanitarian, Todd La Torre came to the rescue of a stray dog while he was holidaying in Greece with family. Posting on his official Facebook page, La Torre said: “Didn’t know if it had a broken leg, back, hip, or just very sick.”

Whatever the problem, the singer was determined to do what he could to find out, making sure the dog was not alone, and he continues: “After going back to the house and getting some chicken and water, it drank very little. With some careful assessment, she seemed passive and not aggressive. Carefully, we were able to pick her up and we carried her to our place, stayed up all night until sunrise, and then took her to a local vet.”

As it turned out, the vet knew the stray who locals of Athens collectively care for. Regardless, La Torre said,” I know we cannot save every animal, but I couldn’t walk past this dog and not help. I wish she had a family for the long life she has lived thus far,” he said of the 15-year old. “At least we could take her and get medical attention, probably saved her life at least for the time being.” He added, “I don’t know about any other issues. Haven’t slept a wink and wouldn’t change that for anything. Thankfully I have the wherewithal to pay for this care; still makes me want to cry seeing her in this condition.” La Torre wrote in a previous post: “Best thing in the world is the love of a dog.” Awwww.

In other news, Queensryche have apparently tagged Kamelot drummer Casey Grillo as filling in behind the kit temporarily while their own drummer, Scott Rockenfield, is taking paternal leave to care for his new son, Rockson. The band will also be back on the road touring the US from August 5, 2017.

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