Continuing the month of DOGust, we’re spotlighting stories of generous contributions to animals in need.
Popular country recording artist Miranda Lambert recently made headlines for making a large donation to shelters across the nation. For one Massachusetts animal shelter in particular, the donation allowed for them to waive adoption fees increasing the chances of the animals at the shelter of getting adopted.
The Scituate Animal Shelter of Massachusetts took to Facebook to express their gratitude for the contributions by Miranda Lambert.
Miranda Lambert’s contributions come from her own organization at MuttNation Foundation which was founded in 2009. The Mutts Across America Initiative’s campaign dedicates its time to help animals in all states within the USA. Over $750,000 in grants have been awarded to over 250 shelters. Just this year alone, $150,000 has been awarded to 50 shelters, one in each state.
While making generous monetary contributions to shelters, the organization is also dedicated to encouraging spaying and neutering of pets, and educating the public about the importance of their actions which includes (but is not limited to):
- Adoption Drives
- “Fill the Little Red Wagon” which is a donation drive at Miranda’s concerts
- Disaster relief and puppy mill rescues
- Cause for the Paws which is an annual fundraising concert event
- Race Team which is made up of fans who help transport pets
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Every year, we run a program called #MuttsAcrossAmerica, where we find a great shelter in each state and surprise them with a grant to support their amazing work. This year, @scituateanimalshelter was the recipient of our grant for the state of Massachusetts. They’re using their funds to help waive adoption fees this week! Y’all stop by if you’re in the area. Thanks to all of you who support us and allow us to help great shelters like Scituate!!! 💕🐶💕
For more information on the organization and how you can assist, visit https://muttnation.com/.
(Featured Image via WideOpenCountry.com)