Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton Help Four-Legged Pals
Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton performed a special concert on February 12 at Murray State College in Shelton's home state of Oklahoma, to benefit TAILS (Texoma Animal Improved Living Society), a companion-animal welfare organization operating on an all-volunteer basis. The couple's efforts helped raise $70,000 to build a shelter in Tishomingo. Lambert purchased a farm in that community a year ago, and learned that there was a desperate need for an animal shelter there.
"I am so happy that in this economy people would spend their hard-earned dollars to come together for one night to support one cause," says Lambert. "The support from the community and volunteers made this possible and we are so grateful that this facility for abused and abandoned animals is now a reality."
Lambert has also set a date for the second annual "Cause for the Paws" charity event in her home state of Texas. Benefiting the Humane Society of East Texas, this year's festivities take place Sunday, May 17 in Tyler, Texas, and will include music, wine tasting, and delicious cuisine. The wine tasting festival will feature wines from the Lambert family's Red 55 Winery in Lindale as well as five other Texas wineries. Last year's event raised more than $113,000 to help abused and neglected animals of East Texas.
Fans can also expect a special appearance from "Queen of the Road," Delilah, Lambert's canine companion who is a Humane Society adoptee.
"After being blessed with my tour buddy Delilah from the shelter, I became even more convinced that the saying 'think globally, act locally' was a great motto for me," says Lambert.