Rob Zombie may be known for his lurid stage shows and grisly horror movies, so people may be surprised to know that he has a soft spot in his heart for puppies. During the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival tour this past summer, each act worked with a veterans charity and Zombie chose the Puppy Rescue Mission. Zombie explained to Radio.com, "A lot of soldiers in Afghanistan would find these dogs and bond with them and sneak them on the bases, even though they weren't supposed to have them. It was probably the only moment of sanity for these guys, when they spent time with them." Zombie added, "Some of the stories I've heard are horrible: people would torture these dogs, and kill them for fun. These guys saved these dogs, and really bonded with them. But they weren't allowed to take them home, and if they could, it was so expensive. That was a cause I could really understand and get behind. Imagine being that far from home and bonding with a dog and then being told to just leave him there and then get on a plane to go home. No way!"