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Apr 24

Miranda Lambert Sets Date for 5th Annual Cause for the Paws Benefit Concert

Miranda Lambert photo by Randee St. Nicholas, courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Miranda Lambert’s 5th Annual Cause for the Paws concert benefiting her own MuttNation Foundation will take place Friday, June 22 at Fork Park in Beaumont, Texas. Miranda will be joined by special guests Wade Bowen and the Josh Abbott Band.

MuttNation was inspired by Miranda’s love for animals. The foundation has raised money across the country to aid organizations and governmental institutes or entities that help build animal shelters for better care, increase pet adoption and encourage responsible pet ownership. The organization also aids with rehabilitation of sick or unsocialized animals, funds spay/neuter programs, helps reduce/eliminate euthanasia of healthy animals and trains shelter dogs for therapy programs, assistance for wounded military

“We are so excited about the next chapter in the life of MuttNation Foundation in aiding and assisting animals in need,” Miranda said. “After four years in East Texas we found ourselves in need of hosting the benefit concert in a bigger venue. Beaumont, Texas, reached out with open arms to help us with our mission. Aside from music, this is my biggest passion in life, and those of you who can attend the show are sure to have a time you won’t forget!  Also, remember that every penny of profit from the benefit goes into the fund that helps us accomplish our mission to end animal suffering and homelessness.”

“I’m thrilled to say that in the past four years we have been able to contribute over $700,000 to abused, abandoned, neglected, or unwanted animals,” Bev Lambert, the Director of MuttNation, said. “We plan on doing even more outreach in 2012. One exciting partnership that we have entered into in this past year is with the Red Star Emergency Relief Service to assist in disaster relief for animals displaced or abandoned as well as the rebuilding of shelters harmed or destroyed. The most exciting thing is that we are partnering with them to bring home our military service dogs from the recent war efforts. These military animals are currently being retrained to provide service to the wounded warriors and therapy for their families.”

Tickets for this year’s event start at $28.75 and are available at the Ford Park Box Office, online at, and by phone at 800-745-3000. Donations can also be made at


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