Miranda Lambert Surprises  Local Shelters With $189,000

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Miranda Lambert and her MuttNation Foundation have surprised 50 carefully-vetted animal shelters across the country with some cold hard cash.

MuttNation, an organization that Miranda and her mom, Bev, started in 2009—with the mission of ensuring that as many dogs as possible would have a safe and happy place to call home—raised $189,000 through their Mutts Across America program, giving grants to each shelter ranging from $3000-$5000.

“I am amazed and humbled by the great work these shelters do, and so honored to be able to support their critical efforts on behalf of rescue animals,” said Miranda.

The Mutts Across America: 50 States/50 Shelters initiative was founded by Miranda’s mom, Bev Lambert, and has awarded over 200 shelters with more than $775,000.

“The shelter selection process proved to be more complex than initially thought. During our first year we soon discovered that all shelters are not created equally,” Bev said in a statement. “We feel we have now developed a criterion list through which we hand pick the “best of the best” shelters. Miranda and I, along with our board of directors, are honored to join forces with them in our mutual drive to benefit Mutts Across America.”

In addition to the money, Miranda is also collecting items for shelter dogs as she criss-crosses the country on her Livin’ Like Hippies Tour. In every city throughout the tour, Miranda and MuttNation will collect dog food, treats, supplies & cash donations from fans for a local shelter.

Lisa Konicki
A New Yorker that made her way to the South, Lisa got her love of country music from her dad, who always played the classics. However, her love of fried pickles, a southern staple, came from Blake Shelton, who made her try her very first one. With 20 years experience in the music biz—previously at the helm of Country Weekly Magazine —Lisa loves to de-stress by going to the movies, playing and watching sports or just being outdoors.

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