Since 2009, Miranda Lambert has been shining a light on shelter dogs through her foundation, MuttNation. MuttNation’s latest campaign, Love Harder, is specifically focused on harder-to-get-adopted dogs that often spend more time in animal shelters. These “easy to love, harder to get adopted” dogs - are often overlooked in a shelter environment. As part of her effort to highlight these long-term shelter residents, Miranda stopped by our local shelter, Williamson County Animal Center, to meet some of their hard-to-place pets and lend her support and encouragement to the work of the shelter.
Cooper, a senior cattle dog with a lot of love left to give, is a perfect poster child for the Love Harder campaign. He has spent several months in the shelter, although he is house trained, good with all people, and an all-around wonderful companion. Miranda spent time with Cooper and some of the other long-term residents while at the center.
Williamson County Animal Center was the recipient of this year’s Mutts Across America grant through MuttNation and Tractor Supply Company. Only one shelter in each state is selected for the award each year. Animal Center Director, Ondrea Johnson, reports, “We are using the grant money to provide enhanced foster care for vulnerable animals in our care this year. Many animals need to spend time in foster before becoming available for adoption, either due to behavioral or medical needs. The grant from MuttNation Foundation and Tractor Supply Company has directly contributed to the lifesaving work of these dedicated fosters.”
You can learn more about Cooper and other adoptable dogs and cats at adoptwcac.org. And please visit MuttNation to learn more and share your Love Harder stories at muttnation.com/loveharder.