Miranda Lambert Rescues 72 Dogs in One Day After Hurricane Harvey
Miranda Lambert and her MuttNation Foundation rescued 72 dogs on their first day on the ground in Houston on Tuesday (Aug. 29).
Lambert mobilized her MuttNation Foundation in a convoy of trucks, vans, campers and even what looks like at least one boat trailer after getting frantic reports from rescues and flood survivors in Texas, informing her of the dire need for animal rescue as flood waters from Harvey continue to devastate the regions that were hardest hit.
MuttNation Foundation shared a series of photos to Instagram on Tuesday (Aug. 29), showing the progress they were making in rescuing dogs and finding them shelter until the flood waters recede.
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"It was important to our AMAZING founder, @mirandalambert that we do our part for her home state!" the Foundation wrote. "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 our efforts by donating!"
Lambert herself turned to Instagram later Tuesday night to share a sweet photo of a mama dog and her newborn pups who were rescued on Tuesday. They were so adorable that Lambert couldn't resist letting them spend the night in her room, and even in her bed.
She named the mama dog Ashley after good friend Ashley Monroe, who recently welcomed a baby boy herself. Lambert shared that MuttNation Foundation "rescued 72 dogs today who are being transported to dry safe shelters across the country," adding, "Thanks for y'alls support. Stay tuned tomorrow and continue to pray."
The group was back at it first thing Wednesday morning, sharing another photo and writing, "Good morning from Texas!! Our second day on the ground has started!"
Kelly Clarkson, Josh Abbott Band, RaeLynn and Granger Smith are among the other Texas natives who have been keeping close watch on Hurricane Harvey. Smith, Lady Antebellum, Chris Young and Josh Abbott Band have stepped up and made donations, while George Strait has announced he is working on putting together a relief effort "with the entire country music community."
Taste of Country has created a portal with links to fundraisers started by country musicians, as well as links to the American Red Cross and Salvation Army.
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