Miranda Lambert is stepping up to help our four-legged friends once again.
The superstar just announced that her nonprofit MuttNation has partnered with the Waggle Foundation to form the MuttNation Fund to assist members of the music community who have been impacted by COVID-19 with their pets’ medical bills.
Lambert, who has nine rescue dogs at home, got the idea to create the fund after seeing her friend and backup singer, Gwen Sebastian, experience a health issue with her dog earlier this year.
“It really hit home when my backup singer and close friend Gwen’s shelter dog, Earl, became extremely ill in early March, just as the pandemic was taking hold and our tour had to stop. After taking him to several vets, she was told Earl had a rare liver disorder. Then there were multiple hospital stays, relapses, more hospital stays… Earl is doing great now, but he’ll require ongoing treatment for the rest of his life. It was such an unexpected major expense at an already tough time,” she explains. “So, it got me thinking that there must be a lot more people whose careers in the music industry have been on pause due to lack of live performance opportunities, and who are struggling with their pets’ vet bills. Because music and mutts are my two passions, I knew I had to do something and thought that starting this fund would help both the music community that’s been so supportive of me, and their pets.”
The “Bluebird” singer said partnering with Waggle was “the perfect fit for us. They have all the pieces in place and 100% of the donations go directly to their dog or cat’s vet, so everyone can be sure their support goes where it needs to go.”
Members of the music community who have been impacted by COVID-19 and have a cat or dog with medical needs can apply for support HERE.