Texas needs more politicians like Kinky Friedman. He's got a heart bigger than his hat, at least when it comes to stray animals. In 1998, the author, musician and gubernatorial hopeful founded the Utopia Animal Rescue with friend and fellow dog lover Nancy Simons. Since then, the no-kill shelter has taken in more than 1,000 stray dogs, donkeys, pigs, peacocks and more. Private donations and charity benefits keep the operation afloat. Further assistance is offered in the form of a Tex-Mex necessity; Friedman sells his own "private stock" of gourmet salsas and donates his... More >>>