It is no secret that one of Miranda Lambert’s biggest loves in life is her furry friends! The country superstar is an active advocate for animal shelters and volunteer work. This Valentine’s Day, she is donating $20,000 to share her gratitude towards those who spend their time caring and loving the animals who need it most. As a ‘thank you,’ 20 shelters will each receive $1,000.
Ever since her teenage years, Lambert has spent time volunteering in animal shelters – she sure does practice what she preaches; she not only has five rescue dogs, but also has several cats, rabbits, and horses.
She says, “Shelter pets – especially the ones that are hardest to get adopted – and the people who care for them, have always had my heart. Valentine’s Day gives me one more chance to show just how special they all are to me.”
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Since Lambert began her nonprofit, MuttNation, in 2009, it has raised over $6 million for rescue pets and animal shelters. The foundation encourages everyone to raise awareness and adopt.
Below is a list of all the shelters that were the recipients of the grant. MuttNation congratulates and thanks all those volunteered, fostered, and adopted shelter pets.
3 Huskateers / Brian Gillette: Emmaus, Penn.
Beaverhead Animal Shelter / Katy Reasoner: Dillon, Mont.
Brookings Regional Humane / Amy Dravland: Brookings, S.D.
Fetching Tails Foundation / Doreen Wos: Itasca, Ill.
Forest County Humane / Jamie Shampo: Crandon, Wis.
Grant County Humane Society / Janelle Bennett: Elbow Lake, Minn.
Heart of Louisiana Humane Society / Sheila Dickson: Winnfield, La.
Idaho Humane Society / Jolene Davis: Boise, Idaho
Lake Humane Society / Annette Zahradnik: Mentor, Ohio
Lucas County Pit Crew / Christy Ordorica: Toledo, Ohio
Operation Pets Alive / Christine Melley: The Woodlands, Texas
PAWS / Carol Watson: Norwalk, Conn.
Pope Memorial Humane Society / Kathy Campbell: Thomaston, Maine
Rags 2 Riches Rescue / Heather Hastings: Ashton, Penn.
Renegade Animal Welfare & Rescue / Marilyn Elrod: Merced, Calif.
Spirit of Imitaa / LV Pilling: Browning, Mont.
Strayhaven / Marcia Combine: Greenville, Penn.
Stray Rescue of St. Louis / Kellie Heckman: St. Louis, Mo.
The Animal Pad / Keren Rivkin: San Diego, Calif.
Williamson County Animal Shelter / Lee Moore: Franklin, Tenn.