(CELEBRITIES/PET ADOPTION) OKLAHOMA — When country music star Miranda Lambert isn’t busy spending time with her husband, The Voice judge Blake Shelton, she’s often showing her love for animals throughout the community.
The avid dog lover and her non-profit adoption organization MuttNation Foundation hosted a huge event at Lambert’s “The Pink Pistol” store in Oklahoma this Valentine’s weekend.
Lambert used her Twitter account throughout the day to promote the adoption event, and tweeted several pictures of puppies and dogs finding their new forever homes.
Altogether 11 dogs found new homes, several of whom were photographed with excited children hugging, kissing, and holding their brand new friends.
At the end of the day, Lambert closed with a tweet saying:
“Sorry for spamming with my photos all day! Just makes me so happy to get these shelter dogs good homes! 11 matches made today in Tishomingo!”
Founded in December 2009, Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation has successfully raised money across the country in order to:
- Aid organizations, government institutions or entities that build animal shelters for better care
- Increase pet adoption and encouragement of responsible pet guardianship
- Provide rehabilitation of sick or unsocialized animals
- Offer spay/neuter programs
- Reduce/eliminate euthanasia of healthy animals
- Train shelter dogs for purposes of therapy programs, assistance for wounded military personnel, and dogs-in-prisons programs
The mission of the organization is to end animal suffering and homelessness on every front.
Recently, co-founders Bev and Miranda Lambert announced MuttNation’s new initiative, “Mutts Across America: 50 States/50 Shelters.” A total of $253,660 was donated to shelters in each of the 50 states, with the minimum donation to an individual shelter being $3000.
“We are thrilled to be able to reach out to every state and recognize shelters and organizations working at a grassroots level to help animals. It’s those people on the ground, day in and day out, who really make a huge difference,” Lambert said in a news release.
On Saturday, Lambert even offered to help Olympian Gus Kenworthy in his quest to bring home several stray Sochi dogs.
“Wanna help you bring these little guys home! MuttNation Foundation luvs you!” tweeted Miranda Lambert from her official Twitter account.
Hopefully, with the help of more Hollywood celebrities with powerful voices like Lambert’s, Kenworthy will be able to bring his new furry pals home with him at the close of the Sochi Olympic Games.
Learn more about MuttNation Foundation and their continuous efforts here: https://www.facebook.com/MuttNation
— Kayla Newcomer, exclusive to Global Animal