Miranda Lambert Raises Over $600,000 With Cause for the Paws Event
Miranda Lambert brought a little redemption to Sin City with her recent performance at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. The superstar raised $628,148 for her 7th annual Cause for the Paws event, with the proceeds going to her MuttNation Foundation animal rescue group.
“I always have a great time in Vegas, but being able to save dogs along the way was probably the best,” Lambert says in a press release. “Getting to do what I love and help the cause that’s closest to my heart, and do it in Vegas; it doesn’t get any better. With the money raised, I am looking forward to seeing lots of dogs find loving forever homes through adoption.”
This year's Cause for the Paws event included a sold out VIP cocktail party complete with a live and silent auction with items from Lambert, Shelton, Live Nation and MGM Resorts, which raised more than $60,000. There was also an online eBay auction.
“Miranda and I were a bit apprehensive about moving the 7th Annual Cause for the Paws from our home states of Texas and Oklahoma into Las Vegas," foundation co-founder Bev Lambert explains. "As our long time sponsors signed on in record time and the tickets for the 1st Harvest Festival began to sell out we started to feel like this year may indeed be worthy of the name -- Lucky 7! We stand amazed at the support that her fans, friends and sponsors continue to show as they join hands with us to help shelter pets across the US. We both continue our pledge to be watchful over every penny donated.”
The money raised from Cause for the Paws certainly won't be used frivolously . It will be allocated for a variety of projects, including finishing work on and funding Redemption Ranch, the first MuttNation Foundation owned and operated shelter, which will be opening in Tishomingo, Okla. on Nov. 22.
On Oct. 26 MuttNation Foundation will partner with the Humane Society of Tulsa to host their first-ever Muttoberfest. Over 100 dogs and cats rescued by MuttNation Foundation will be available for adoption. All of them have been vaccinated, tested and spayed and neutered.
The foundation will also continue their Mutts Across America: 50 States/50 Shelters initiative -- for which they will select a shelter in each of the 50 states to lend a financial hand -- and their support for Pets Fur People (petsfurpeople.org), which is the former home of Miranda’s first shelter pet, Delilah, and the start of Cause for the Paws in Tyler, Texas.
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