Country star Miranda Lambert is a well-known animal advocate who regularly rescues animals through her MuttNation Foundation. As the floods in Houston have taken homes, animals have been left out on the streets, but MuttNation was able to rescue 72 dogs on their first day on the ground on Aug. 29, according to Taste of Country. The rescue efforts have continued and MuttNation reported on Facebook on Aug. 30 that an additional 62 dogs had been rescued.
Hurricane Harvey has hit Texas hard. Thousands of people have had to evacuate their homes, often getting separated from their beloved pets in the process. Abandoned dogs have been helpless to fend for themselves as their owners have had to leave them behind or have not been able to get back to them.
Lambert mobilized MuttNation into a convoy of vehicles to rescue dogs after receiving frantic reports informing her of the dire need to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Lambert shared photos on Instagram, showing a rescued dog and her newborn puppies.
MuttNation has been helping municipal shelters with transportation for animals already in the shelters so they could make room for the displaced animals. The foundation is continuing to help the displaced animals today. Those who want to help the efforts that MuttNation are encouraged to donate through the MuttNation website.
The “Vice” singer was not the only country star making a substantial donation to the relief effort; Lady Antebellum pledged the proceeds of merchandise sales from their Dallas concert to those affected by Hurricane Harvey, according to The Boot, and Chris Young has pledged $100,000 and set up a GoFundMe page, according to Rolling Stone.