Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation Rescues 72 Dogs During First Day of Hurricane Harvey Recovery
Just days after deploying for a pet rescue mission with her MuttNation Foundation, Miranda Lambert and her team rescued 72 precious shelter dogs in just one day (Aug. 29) and continue to hit the ground running. The rescuers, including Lambert herself, headed straight into the path of destruction left from Hurricane Harvey to help the four-legged friends that couldn’t help themselves.
As day one of the rescue came to a close, Lambert shared a photo of a dog she’d taken in and several puppies she’d delivered earlier that morning.
“My roommates tonight sure are cute! Mama and newborns that were born this morning,” wrote the Texas native on the post. “Im calling her Ashley after @ashleymonroemusic who just had a baby herself. @muttnationfoundation rescued 72 dogs today who are being transported to dry safe shelters across the country. Thanks for yalls support. Stay tuned tomorrow and continue to pray. #muttnationfoundation #hurricaneharvey #texasstrong #elvirathebus #tourbusrescue”
While the group reveled in the success from their first day of rescues, the team didn’t stop there. Early Wednesday morning (8/30), volunteers were already back at it, helping pups get to safe, dry shelters.
“Good morning from Texas!! Our second day on the ground has started!” wrote MuttNation on Instagram.
The foundation wasted no time making its way down to the Southeast Texas area where the category four storm hit. Complete with a convoy of vans, buses and trailers, the group left with many of the supplies needed to rescue and relocate animals in shelters that needed help.
“Our team is headed South! It was important to our AMAZING founder, Miranda Lambert that we do our part for her home state! We are headed to Houston to give relief to municipal shelters. We will help transport any animals currently in shelters so that there is room for displaced animals from Hurricane Harvey! Plus any other support we can offer!!! You can help support our efforts by donating at www.muttnationfoundation.com! Friends, please pray for Texas,” the organization posted on their Facebook page.
Lambert is one of the many country acts hoping to make a difference in the lives of the people (and animals) affected by Hurricane Harvey. Chris Young started a GoFundMe page, kicking off the funds with $100,000 of his own money. Granger Smith and his wife are working to help fund the Texas Diaper Depot, which supplies resources for babies and the elderly. George Strait is also working to set up a relief concert for his home state.
In addition to the Red Cross, there are several local institutions people can donate to including the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, Houston Food Bank, the United Way of Greater Houston, Texas Diaper Bank and many more.