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Lambert goes to the dogs

Friday, April 20, 2012 – Miranda Lambert is headed home to Texas, to headline the 5th Annual Cause for the Paws concert benefitting the singer's own MuttNation Foundation on June 22 in Beaumont, Texas.

She will be joined by Wade Bowen and The Josh Abbott Band. Tickets go on-sale Friday, April 27 and are available at the Ford Park Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.com and by phone at 800-745-3000.

Lambert's love of animals led to the formation of MuttNation. The foundation has raised money across the country aiding organizations and governmental institutions or entities whose purpose is to build animal shelters for better care; increase pet adoption and encourage responsible pet guardianship; rehabilitate sick or unsocialized animals; fund spay/neuter programs; reduce/eliminate euthanasia of healthy animals; and train shelter dogs for purposes of therapy programs, assistance for wounded military personnel and dogs-in-prisons programs.

"I'm thrilled to say that in the past 4 years, we have been able to contribute over $700,000 dollars to abused, abandoned, neglected or unwanted animals," said Bev Lambert, the Director of MuttNation and Miranda's mother. "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 relief. The service animals are currently being retrained to provide service to the wounded warriors and as therapy pets for their families."

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