‘Ruff Times’ Call for Miranda’s Efforts! #muttnation

Written by on September 11, 2020

Covid has affected everyone. Sometimes it’s hard to feel sorry for celebrities because we think of how much money they already have. However, they’re not touring, they aren’t able to do many interviews, etc. That’s how they earn a living and that is deeply affecting them. But what we didn’t think about was the people who work FOR them! They’re also struggling to earn money right now. And that’s what Miranda Lambert realized recently.

CMT News reports that Lambert noted, “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.”

For pet owners in the music industry who rely on revenue from touring and entertaining, a vet bill can take a serious bite out of their budget (we all understand that). “That’s why Miranda Lambert’s nonprofit, MuttNation, and the Waggle Foundation have formed the MuttNation Fund to help music community members impacted by COVID-19 with their pets’ medical bills.” Miranda has 9 rescue dogs

“Application for the MuttNation Fund is open to anyone who is a member of the broader music community who has a dog or a cat with medical needs, and has been impacted by COVID-19. Music community members include musicians, singers, songwriters, engineers, producers, management, music venue staff and other music industry employees.”

Cover Photo Image Credit: Mark Humphrey/Associated Press

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