Doggone! Miranda's MuttNation sets new adoption drive record
June 11, 2019 8:00 AM
L-R, Bev Lambert, Miranda Lambert, Dan & Abby Smyers; Credit: Jamie Wright2019 marks the 10th anniversary of Miranda Lambert's MuttNation Foundation charity, and it's going stronger than ever: The charity's annual pet adoption drive just set a new record.
MuttNation raises awareness for shelter pet adoption, and supports animal rescues across the country. Its 4th annual CMA Fest Adoption Drive at Fan Fair X at Nashville's Music City Center last week offered country fans attending CMA Fest the chance to bring a shelter pup home. When all was said and done, a record number of dogs found their forever homes.
Each afternoon from last Thursday through Sunday, the Nashville Humane Association brought 15 or more adoptable dogs -- all named for country stars like Alan Jackson, Zac Brown and Emmylou Harris -- to Fan Fair X. By Sunday afternoon, 61 pups had been adopted.
"To the uninitiated, it probably sounded like dogs barking. But to me, knowing the pure joy that comes with owning a rescue dog – or eight – it was music to my ears," Miranda said in a statement.
To mark the 10th anniversary of MuttNation Foundation, co-founded by Miranda's mom Bev, an Epiphone guitar signed by Miranda is being raffled off with the proceeds going to the charity. You can enter to win now at CrowdRise.com.