(CELEBRITY NEWS) Country superstar Emmylou Harris is not only a music sensation but also an animal lover. Harris has turned her Nashville estate into an animal shelter. The “Boulder to Birmingham” singer is now adopting animals facing euthanasia and currently has 29 dogs in her program. Harris is also involved with a project that matches animals in need with people to care for them. Read on to see what inspired this music legend to share her home with shelter dogs.—Global Animal
Emmylou Harris’ dog sanctuary is called Bonaparte’s retreat. Photo credit: Wikipedia

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Emmylou Harris is the “Queen of Country.” She has been topping the charts with incredible award-winning music for almost 4 decades. Now she is doing more than rocking the country world. She has become a rock star for animals in need.

The country singer has turned her Nashville estate into a shelter for unwanted pets. She decided to rescue and adopt multiple animals after rescuing her dog hours before he was to be euthanized. Harris decided to “make it her mission to save animals facing the same fate.” So she created Bonaparte’s Retreat and turned part of her home into a shelter.

There are 29 dogs in the program on her estate currently. Ten of which live happily in her backyard. A website has been set up for the organization which describes each of the adoptable pets at the retreat and approximately how old they are.

The mission of Bonaparte’s Retreat reads: “Bonaparte’s Retreat is dedicated to providing nurturing foster care for shelter dogs when their allotted time at the shelter has elapsed. Our mission is to prevent these wonderful animals from being euthanized and to place them in permanent, loving homes.”

Harris isn’t stopping at just a retreat on her estate for animals in need. She is continuing her pet projects by working on “Crossroads Campus”, a project that will pair animals in need with people and also provide financial and emotional support.

More Ecorazzi: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2012/07/06/emmylou-harris-turns-nashville-estate-into-animal-shelter/