Miranda Lambert is approaching that two-decade mark since signing her first record deal and it’s incredible to see all that she’s accomplished in that time. It’s hard to keep track of all of those awards and hits sometimes. Still, the country star has also used her platform to spread a lot of good. One cause that remains near and dear to her heart is that of shelter pets.
Miranda Lambert actually started the MuttNation Foundation some time ago to raise awareness for rescuing and adopting shelter dogs. Now, that organization is teaming up with the Country Music Association to do even more. Together, they are pledging to help pay music industry workers’ pet bills.
The MuttNation-MICS Partnership Expands Aid
A small box of raisins or a sneaky chocolate bar feast can land pet owners thousands of dollars in the red after an emergency vet visit. While the pandemic has affected people in every industry, it really did a number on music industry workers. As tour cancellations climb, whole crews continue to find themselves out of work.
Miranda Lambert saw an opportunity to lessen some of these burdens. She officially announced the partnership between her MuttNation Fund at Waggle with the Country Music Association’s Music Industry COVID Support initiative this morning. The partnership aims to help all pet owners employed within the music industry in whatever fashion. Lambert says the following:
“We know there are still many people dealing with the impact of the pandemic, and it’s clear there will be a need long after it’s passed because unexpected vet bills can be overwhelming. We want the music community to know we’re here to help. So, if you’re associated with the music industry, have a pet that needs veterinary care, and you need a helping hand – MuttNation and the CMA are here for you.”
The CMA VP of Community Outreach and the CMA Foundation’s Executive Director also offered a few words.
“We are proud to see how Miranda and MuttNation are expanding this partnership,” says Tiffany Kerns. “As a pet parent myself, I know first-hand the financial obligation required to care for animals. They are family. We commend Miranda for extending this opportunity to all in our industry who need assistance, whether pandemic-related or not.”
Miranda Lambert Deemed “Queen of Rescues”
Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation provides toys and supplies for shelter and rescue pets year-round. They also help connect shelters to grants to keep their lights running. They’ve already found homes for hundreds of dogs through their outreach and advocacy. Pet Lifestyles Magazine even dubbed Miranda Lambert the “Queen of Rescues” back in September for this work.
Check out her magazine cover posted to the official MuttNation Instagram account here: