Animal lover Miranda Lambert has just announced that she will headline her fifth annual Cause for the Paws event in Texas this year. She’ll be heading home to help raise money for her own Muttnation Foundation with a benefit concert on June 22nd, in Beaumont, Texas. Miranda is bringing along some friends for the show, with special guests Wade Bowen and The Josh Abbott Band performing at the charity event. Tickets go on-sale on April 27th through Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.
Miranda formed Muttnation through her love of animals. The foundation has successfully raised money across the United States to help organizations and governmental institutions whose purpose is to build animal shelters for better care; increase pet adoption and encourage responsible pet guardianship; rehabilitate sick or unsocialized animals; fund spay/neuter programs; reduce/eliminate the use of euthanasia of healthy animals; assistance for wounded military personnel; and to train shelter dogs for purposes of therapy programs.
“We are so excited about the next chapter in our lives at MuttNation Foundation in aiding and assisting animals in need,” said Miranda’s manager Marion Kraft. “After four years in East Texas we found ourselves in need of hosting the benefit concert in a bigger venue. Beaumont, Texas reached out with open arms to help us with our mission. Aside from music, this is Miranda’s biggest passion in life and those of you who can attend the show are sure to have a time you won’t forget! Also, remember that every penny of profit from the benefit goes into the fund that helps us accomplish our mission, to end animal suffering and homelessness.”
Miranda’s foundation is so close to her heart that her mother, Beverly Lambert, serves as the foundation’s director to help see that Miranda’s vision is accomplished. Bev had a lot to say on the return of the annual Cause for the Paws event:
“I’m thrilled to say that in the past four years we have been able to contribute over $700,000 dollars to abused, abandoned, neglected or unwanted animals,” said Bev Lambert, the Director of MuttNation. “We plan on doing even more outreach in 2012. One exciting partnership that we have entered into in this past year is with the Red Star Emergency Relief Service to assist in disaster relief for animals displaced or abandoned as well as the rebuilding of shelters harmed or destroyed. The most exciting thing is that we are partnering with them to bring home our military service dogs from the recent war relief. The service animals are currently being retrained to provide service to the wounded warriors and as therapy pets for their families.”