Miranda Lambert recently returned to her native Texas to host the 4th Annual “Cause For Paws” Benefit. Attended by over 7,000 fans, the benefit raised more than $294,000 for MuttNation, Miranda’s foundation that supports animal shelters and the Humane Society of East Texas, bringing the total raised to nearly $600,000 in the last four years. Stoney LaRue and Josh Kelley were also on hand to perform.
This year’s show was held at the Festival on the Square in Tyler, allowing more fans than ever before to attend. Funds were raised through ticket sales, sponsorships, and an auction. Since Miranda started MuttNation, The Humane Society of East Texas has become a no-kill shelter. The shelter has a special place in Miranda’s heart as she adopted her dog Delilah there and served as a volunteer.
“This year we took our event to the streets of Tyler to open it up to a broader fan base for both Miranda and the shelter,” said Bev Lambert, the Director of MuttNation (and also Miranda’s mom). “There was no shortage of support in this community. Going from 1000 to over 7000 in attendance was quite the feat and we are more than thrilled with the outcome! We want to thank all of our amazing sponsors and the City of Tyler as well as the people of East Texas and beyond for joining us in the fight to aid homeless, abandoned, neglected and abused animals.”
“It was wonderful to come home to Tyler again for Cause for the Paws this year,” Miranda said. “It’s a moving experience to see all of the support for a cause that is so close to my heart. I am so thankful to my fans and everyone who came to be part of this day and help these animals.”
Besides Delilah, Miranda is ‘mom’ to rescue animals Jesse, Waylon, Delta Dawn, Cher, Black Betty, Virginia Bluebell and cats Shelley, Maxine, and Suzie Q as well as a number of farm animals.