Hurricane Harvey is the strongest storm to hit the United States since 2004, leaving death, destruction and mass displacement in its wake.
Some of the most vulnerable victims of the storm are pets, many of whom were also displaced from their homes and separated from their owners due to the storm. Country star Miranda Lambert is doing her part to help Texas’ furry friends, having rescued more than 70 dogs through her charity, MuttNation—and that was just on the group’s first day in Houston.
The group is currently raising funds to help build a new adoption center in Lindale, Texas, where Lambert grew up.
A lifelong dog lover and native Texan, Lambert founded MuttNation Foundation in 2009 along with her mom, Bev, to help give as many dogs as possible happy, safe homes. The charity holds adoption drives, annual fundraiser concerts and Mutts Across America, a program that provides donations to deserving shelters throughout all 50 states.
“It was important to our AMAZING founder, @mirandalambert that we do our part for her home state!” MuttNation wrote in an Instagram post. “We are headed to Houston to give relief to municipal shelters. We will help transport any animals currently in shelters so that there is room for displaced animals from Hurricane Harvey! Plus any other support we can offer!!! You can help our efforts by donating!”
Lambert did not leave all the work up to her charity’s volunteers, jumping in to personally rescue and foster some pups in need.
“My roommates tonight sure are cute! Mama and newborns that were born this morning. I’m calling her Ashley after @ashleymonroemusic who just had a baby herself. @muttnationfoundation rescued 27 dogs today who are being transported to dry safe shelters across the country. Thanks for y’alls support. Stay tuned tomorrow and continue to pray,” she captioned the below Instagram post:
On the heels of the star’s good deed, she learned that she received five CMA Awards nominations. The singer is up for Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Music Video of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year and Single of the Year.
— Miranda Lambert (@mirandalambert) September 4, 2017
While Miranda is giving thanks to fans, friends, family, and Nashville, many homeless pets are giving thanks to Miranda for giving them a second chance.