Mariah Carey is having a great start to the week before Christmas after landing a major animal rights award.
Activists at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have chosen the singer as their 2017 Angel for Animals for helping to shed light on the responsibility of caring for a pet dog.
Carey produced, narrated, and provided the music for All I Want for Christmas Is You, a new animated film that follows the story of a young girl and the homeless hound who fulfills her Christmas wish.
“Mariah Carey is PETA’s hero for homeless animals for encouraging families to adopt from their local shelter,” says PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. “Her holiday film reminds us all that caring for an animal is a responsibility, not just a fantasy – but the one sweet day when you meet the dog who will always be your baby and you know that you belong together.”