Country music star Miranda Lambert is taking to social media to thank animal rescue organizations and people who have adopted pets.
Lambert has always gone above and beyond to help animals in need. It should come as no surprise that she is continuing to do just that. Her love for animals has always been an important part of who she is. While volunteering at local shelters, she adopted her first pup Delilah as a companion when she started touring.
Further, to help shine the spotlight on rescue animals and shelters, Lambert and her mom Bev founded the MuttNation Foundation in 2009. The organization works to ensure that as many dogs as possible will have a safe and happy place to call home.
Lambert took a moment to thank those who work in the rescue industry along with those who have adopted or fostered a pet this year.
“A huge thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who has volunteered at a shelter or adopted or fostered a pet this year,” Lambert wrote on Instagram. “One of the bright spots of this crazy year was seeing animal shelters be emptied because so many people welcomed a new fur baby to their home.”
The country singer also adds that her organization, @muttnation, is offering a $1,000 grant to 15 animal shelters as a way to say thanks for their work in improving the lives of shelter pets. You can enter to win one for your shelter at muttnation.com/grant.
Miranda Lambert and the MuttNation Foundation
The main goals of the MuttNation Foundation are to find homes for animals in shelters and raising awareness to end animal cruelty and neglect. They also work to transport animals to safety during natural disasters. After Hurricane Harvey devastated the City of Houston, Texas, in 2017, Lambert and her crew rescued more than 70 dogs at risk.
The organization just celebrated its 10-year anniversary last year. To honor the milestone, Lambert made a $150,000 donation to shelters across the country.
“Music and rescue animals are the two driving forces in my life,” she said. “And I’m so fortunate that the success I’ve had with my music allows me to help shelter animals more than I dreamed possible.”
“The House That Built Me” singer is without question a dog lover. In fact, the star singer has seven rescue dogs herself, including three that regularly travel with her on tour. While they may take up extra room on the tour bus, they keep her happy while she’s away from home. Lambert wants every dog to have a loving home-like hers and continues to work to accomplish just that.