Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation and Tractor Supply Company have teamed up to provide $250,000 in grants to animal shelters through MuttNation’s Mutts Across America program.
Founded by country music star Lambert and her mother Bev in 2009, MuttNation’s Mutts Across America has supported more than 350 shelters with over $1.25 million in grants.
A ‘surprise’ $5,000 donation will also be made to one shelter or foster-based rescue in each state across the country, Tractor Supply said while noting that organizations are carefully researched and vetted before honoring one outstanding nonprofit in each state.
Bev Lambert, Miranda’s mom and co-founder of MuttNation, who conceived Mutts Across America seven years ago said, “There are so many fantastic organizations doing such great work that selecting the final shelters is always the hardest part.”
“This was our first signature program and it’s our cornerstone,” said Miranda Lamber.” It lets us reward the hard-working rescues and celebrate shelter pets everywhere. It hits all the high notes.”
“We’re so honored to have Tractor Supply Company as our partner,” she added. “We’re accomplishing so much together and, thanks to their incredibly generous support, this year’s gifts to the shelters will be the most impactful ever.”
In addition to this donation, Tractor Supply is the exclusive retailer of MuttNation products. A percentage of all sales goes to the MuttNation Foundation to further support the cause.
“At Tractor Supply, we love our four-legged friends and appreciate this opportunity to demonstrate our ongoing support for animal shelters across the country.” said Nicole Logan, vice president and divisional merchandise manager at Tractor Supply Company. “Miranda’s passion and tremendous dedication dovetails with our mission at Tractor Supply to care for all pets and animals. We are excited to expand our partnership with Miranda and the MuttNation organization to make this the most impactful Mutts Across America yet.”
In addition to 1,923 Tractor Supply locations, the Brentwood, Tenn.-based retailer operates 182 Petsense stores.