MUTT NATION 

Country Music Superstar Miranda Lambert is a huge lover of animals. Through her 'Mutt Nation Foundation, she recently teamed up with Tractor Supply Company to donate a quarter million dollars in grants to shelters across America through the 'Mutts Across America Foundation.'

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MINNESOTA WINNER NAMED

A $5,000 donation was made to a shelter or foster care program in every single state and Miranda's Mutt Nation recently announced the winners. There was no application process. Miranda's Mutt Nation did its own research and surprised the winners with the grants. Mutts Across America has supported more than 350 shelters with over 1.5 million dollars in grants.

The selection criteria were based on:

  • Adoption rates
  • Volunteerism
  • Fiscal responsibility
  • Community presence
  • High activity and fundraising
  • Website and social media presence
  • Advocacy
  • Specialty
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Getty Images/Rick Diamond / Staff
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This year, Minnesota's chosen organization was Great River Rescue in Bemidji.  Great River Rescue has been around since 1977. Their current facility is located on Carr Lake Road and was built in the year 2000.

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If you are in the area, they are having a Summer Sidewalk Sale this Saturday, July 1st, 2023, from 10 am until 3 pm at the Great River Rescue location. The event will have new and used pet supplies for sale, as well as kennels and crates, leashes, harnesses, sweaters, pet beds, and various household items.

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