For thousands of music industry employees, venue and production shut down means much more than not going to concerts. These families’ livelihoods are dependent on the music industry. In order to ease some of the strain, Miranda Lambert’s nonprofit, MuttNation, and the Waggle Foundation has stepped in. The newly formed MuttNation Fund is helping music industry employees by paying their pet’s medical bills.
For many of those displaced and unemployed by the impacts of COVID-19, vet bills can take a toll. Easing the strain, the MuttNation Fund is helping to ensure budget constraints do not affect your furry family members. For Lambert, the cause hits close to home where she and her nine rescue dogs live in comfort.
Straight From Miranda Lambert
In an interview with CMT, Lambert said, “It really hit home when my backup singer and close friend Gwen’s shelter dog, Earl, became extremely ill in early March, just as the pandemic was taking hold and our tour had to stop. After taking him to several vets, she was told Earl had a rare liver disorder. Then there were multiple hospital stays, relapses, more hospital stays… Earl is doing great now, but he’ll require ongoing treatment for the rest of his life. It was such an unexpected major expense at an already tough time. So, it got me thinking that there must be a lot more people whose careers in the music industry have been on pause due to lack of live performance opportunities, and who are struggling with their pets’ vet bills. Because music and mutts are my two passions, I knew I had to do something and thought that starting this fund would help both the music community that’s been so supportive of me, and their pets.”
How To Apply & Support
The application for MuttNation Fund is open to anyone in the music industry that has been financially affected by COVID-19 and has dogs or cats with medical needs.
MuttNation is starting the fund by matching all donations. The fund is active through MuttNation and Waggle and personal donations. The pets’ in need attending veterinarian will receive the funds directly.
MuttNation does much more than help pets in need! MuttNation by Miranda Lambert Pet Toys will provide hours of fun for your fur babies.