Fresh off a tour that most recently took her abroad, country singer Miranda Lambert didn’t take the time to recharge and relax. Instead, she has saved more than 140 dogs this week from Hurricane Harvey-ravaged Houston.
She dispatched her nonprofit focused on finding homes for shelter animals, the MuttNation Foundation, to Houston on Monday after the country’s fourth largest city began to flood — and then showed up herself to help. The native Texan oversaw the transport of dozens of shelter dogs on their way from Houston to Oklahoma.
“We are headed to Houston to give relief to municipal shelters,” the MuttNation Foundation wrote on its Facebook page on Monday. “We will help transport any animals currently in shelters so that there is room for displaced animals from Hurricane Harvey.”
The rescue efforts are clearly working. Lambert wrote updates on Twitter today and Tuesday noting that more than 70 dogs on each day were headed to “dry safe shelters.”
In addition to relocating the dogs, MuttNation came to Texas with pet supplies and food, according to the Wide Open Country publication.
Lambert and MuttNation aren’t the only ones trying to bring shelter dogs out of flooded Houston. Austin Pets Alive has been at the front lines of that endeavor since the beginning and, as of today, sought a warehouse of at least 10,000 sq. ft. where animals from all parts of the flooded areas in the state can be housed.