Country superstar Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation along with Tractor Supply Company have teamed up for the third consecutive year to donate more than $250k to 52 animal shelters across the U.S.. MuttNation’s Mutts Across America program awarded one outstanding shelter or foster-based rescue in every state (including Washington, DC and a “wildcard” pick) with a surprise $5k grant.
Bev Lambert, Miranda’s mother and co-founder of MuttNation, said: “Finding deserving shelters and rescue groups across the country is easy. It’s narrowing it down to just one in each state that’s really tough.” Added Miranda: “Mutts Across America is MuttNation’s cornerstone – it was our first signature program. These grants give us the chance to show our appreciation and spotlight shelters across the country for their hard work, year-round, to improve the lives of shelter pets. We’re so proud to partner with Tractor Supply on this and other programs, allowing us to elevate our goals and increase the number of animals’ lives we can change.”
MuttNation’s Mutts Across America has supported more than 450 shelters with over $1.75 million in grants since the initiative’s origin nine years ago; Tractor Supply began partnering with MuttNation in 2021. In addition, Tractor Supply is the exclusive retailer of ‘MuttNation’ pet products, with a percentage of all sales going to the MuttNation Foundation to promote and facilitate its mission. Finally, MuttNation and Tractor Supply also started the Relief For Rescues Fund earlier this year to help shelters and shelter pets recover from natural disasters. To date, the fund has generated over $357k to support shelter animals affected by disasters such as floods, fires, hurricanes and tornadoes.
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