Miranda Lambert is turning this week’s CMA Music Festival into a big-time shelter dog adoption event.
Her charity, Mutt Nation Foundation, recently rescued 54 Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes near Miranda’s Redemption Ranch in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. The poor pups were living in a hoarding situation with several of them suffering from old injuries and untreated illnesses. Miranda’s team took them in for health care and rehabilitation.
Since there are about 100,000 country fans descending on Nashville this week for CMA Music Festival, Miranda is bringing the pups along with her. They’ll be up for adoption at Fan Fair X Thursday, June 9, through Sunday, June 12, at the Music City Center.
Miranda tells “The Tennessean,” “Luckily they are Chihuahuas and everybody wants a cute little dog. I’m really glad that they caught them in time. It’s so sad. You see little dogs that have never had any love or care and you think, ‘Oh my God, is there 50 loving homes out there for these babies?’”
Miranda posted some photos of the other dogs that will be up for adoption on her Instagram account.
Since Miranda has made the move to Nashville, she is looking to increase the Mutt Nation Foundation’s presence in Music City. She looks forward to combining her two loves — rescue dogs and music — at the CMA Music Festival.