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 $3,000.
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.