Talkin' Pets News
March 3, 2018
Host - Jon Patch
Co-Host - Dr. Anne Lampru - Animal Alternatives
Producer - Zach Budin
Network Producer - Quin McCarthy
Executive Producer - Bob Page
50 Shelters in 50 States received grants
Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation had a great fundraising year in 2015 and with your help is able to continue their Mutts Across America: 50 States/50 Shelters initiative. A total of $175,000 was distributed to shelters in each of the 50 states in January this year, with the minimum donation to an individual shelter being $3000. Miranda Lambert said, “When an animal finds a forever home, it’s not just life-changing for the animal, but for the family that gets to receive the unconditional love that animals give. It means so much to me to be a part of that process.”
The MuttNation Foundation board worked diligently to find the most deserving shelters in each of the 50 states. The surprised recipients acknowledged the donations across MuttNation’s social platforms. The Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue, responded to the donation, “To say I was shocked to receive your amazingly generous and kind donation would be an understatement!” The Bella Vista Animal Shelter told MuttNation Foundation, “As the recipient for the state of Arkansas we are deeply humbled and enormously grateful for your support! Our ‘cold noses and warm hearts’ give the MuttNation Foundation their sincere thanks.” And Animal Rescue Rhode Island thanked MNF for recognizing their, “exemplary work in the fight to end animals’ suffering and accelerate shelter pet adoptions.”
A lot of different criteria play a role in the decision to support these selected shelters, such as high adoption per intake rate, volunteerism, fiscal responsibility, advocating spay and neuter programs and a solid presence in their community.
MNF co-founder Bev Lambert added, “We feel so privileged to be able to continue supporting these shelters that truly stand out. We salute all of the individuals who follow their passion to help animals and defend those who cannot defend themselves.”
MNF continues to support their partners in animal rescue at The American Humane Association and Northshore Animal League as well as Miranda's home town shelter, Pet Fur People in East Texas. A complete list of the shelters that received donations is available at MuttNationFoundation. MNF does not solicit grant applications.
MuttNation Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization and all contributions are 100% tax deductible; it has raised over $2.3 M the past seven years. To donate please visit: MuttNationFoundation. Miranda and her mother, Bev, make every effort to ensure that your hard-earned dollars are going to spay and neuter efforts, medical treatments, adoptions, preventions, transportation, legislative changes, and education. By contributing, you are making a difference to end animal cruelty, neglect, and homelessness.
ABOUT MIRANDA LAMBERT: Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert is the reigning six-time CMA and six-time ACM Female Vocalist of the Year (the first time any female has won 6 consecutive years). The first single off of Lambert’s fifth studio album, Platinum, “Automatic,” was Lambert’s highest charting first week single to date and won CMA and ACM “Song of the Year”. Her duet with Carrie Underwood, the album’s second single, “Somethin’ Bad,” has been certified as an RIAA Platinum Digital Single. Platinum, made history when it debuted atop Billboard's Top Country Albums Chart, making Lambert the first country artist in the history of the chart to have each of her five albums debut at number 1. Platinum also debuted at the top of the all genre Billboard 200 as the number 1 album in the Nation and has recently been certified PLATINUM by the RIAA. With 11 career CMA Awards, Miranda has the most CMA wins for any female in CMA history. Her 23 ACM Awards makes her most awarded female in ACM history.
In addition to her award winning music, she dedicates much of her time to her MuttNation Foundation, an organization that supports shelters and helps pets find a forever home. Visit www.MirandaLambert.com for more information.
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