Miranda Lambert helps rescue hundreds of dogs & pets displaced by Hurricane Harvey


Miranda Lambert is doing her part in the wake of Hurricane Harvey to help hundreds of dogs and pets who have been stranded in Houston and surrounding regions devastated by the natural disaster.

The Texas-born country singer mobilized the members of her MuttNation Foundation to do what they can to rescue dogs, cats and other domesticated pets.

The charitable organization is working tirelessly to bring the displaced animals to safety, and to find them food and shelter until attempts can be made to reunite them with their owners.

The "Little Red Wagon" singer and MuttNation have saved and relocated more than 230 pets over the last three days, and she shared some touching snapshots to Instagram, showing just a a few of the animals they've saved.

Here's what celebrities have donated to Hurricane Harvey:

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Celebrities' big donations to Hurricane Harvey relief
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Celebrities' big donations to Hurricane Harvey relief
Sandra Bullock made a $1 million personal donation to the Red Cross: “There are no politics in eight feet of water,” she said. “There are human beings in eight feet of water.”
Drake gave $200,000 in response to Kevin Hart's public call for celebrity donations.
Of his $1 million donation, Tyler Perry delegated $250,000 to Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church.
Leonardo DiCaprio donated $1 million to the United Way Harvey Recovery Fund. In the past, he has made hefty donations to victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
Ellen DeGeneres teamed up with Walmart to announce a $1 million contribution to a relief fund established by JJ Watt, boosting him closer to his goal of $10 million in donations.
Miley Cyrus began crying on "The Ellen Show" after Ellen DeGeneres announced Miley would donate $500,000: "My grandma's sitting here, and my mom's sitting here, and I go home to my seven dogs, and if I didn't have that anymore, it'd just be really hard," she said through tears.
The Kardashian/Jenner women -- Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Kris, Kylie and Kendall -- announced a joint $500,000 personal donation to hurricane victims.
The first major celebrity to make a public donation, Kevin Hart successfully rallied other celebrities to join his fundraising efforts. He pledged $50,000.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was one of the first celebrities to donate to relief causes, offering up $50,000 in response to Kevin Hart's campaign.
DJ Khaled dropped $25,000 and offered his prayers to the people of Houston.
Nicki Minaj re-posted Kevin Hart's public video plea on Instagram and announced she'd donate $25,000 to the cause. 
Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez each donated $25,000 and urged their followers to consider contributing to the Red Cross as well.
Green Day gifted a $100,000 donation to Hurricane Harvey relief.
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"My roommates tonight sure are cute! Mama and newborns that were born this morning," Lambert captioned a photo she posted on Wednesday of a dog and her puppies sleeping on the floor of her tour bus, which she drove to Houston.

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She also shared a photo of two volunteers holding puppies, and shared her thanks with everyone who had turned out to help the cause.

"Thanks to some amazing transportation volunteers...We sent over 70 pups to our shelter in Oklahoma today," she wrote. "Our rigs are now rolling into Houston for another load. Continue to send prayers and donations."

WATCH: Sandra Bullock Donating $1 Million to the Red Cross' Hurricane Harvey Relief

MuttNation also shared some photos of their relief efforts, showing the massive amount of support they've received from people willing to donate their time, energy and money for their important mission.

We're starting Day #3 in Houston!! Good morning from @mirandalambert and the pups!! 🐶💗🐶💗

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One of MuttNation's primary missions has been to relocate animals in shelters in and around Houston to shelters with available space in neighboring states so that local shelters can have room for the large influx of abandoned animals without needing to put down any who were already there.

Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall in Texas as a Category 4, lead to unprecedented flooding and has caused over $10 billion in property damage and economic losses so far. There have been at least 39 confirmed flood-related deaths and there are reportedly 30-40 people still unaccounted for.

For more on how to help/donate to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, please click here. For more information on how to donate or contribute to MuttNation's pet rescue efforts, click here.

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Miranda Lambert Net Worth: $45 Million

Just 14 country singers worldwide have earned more money in 2016 than Lambert, who boasts a net worth of $45 million, according to CelebrityNetWorth.com. Between July 2015 and July 2016, Lambert raked in $18 million, which was actually a decrease of $10 million from the previous year. She earned $7 million from touring alone, performing 40 worldwide stadium and arena shows.

Lambert, however, is not confined to one stream of income. An entrepreneur, she has partnerships with Dixie Darlin and Red55 Wine, and she launched her own fitness brand in 2016. She also sells her athletic wear, along with a line of pet accessories, at her Pink Pistol store, which she opened in her hometown of Lindale, Texas.

Lambert and Blake Shelton, also a country music star, divorced in 2015 after four years of marriage. When the couple split, Lambert kept control of the Nashville mansion, which the pair purchased for $2.3 million. Recently, Lambert purchased a property in Tennessee — this one worth $3.4 million.

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Miranda Lambert Early Career

The world was first introduced to Lambert in 2003, when she took third place on the television talent competition show “Nashville Star.” The performance helped her score a contract with Sony Music.

Although Lambert released the single “Me and Charlie Talking” in 2004, her real breakthrough came with the 2005 album “Kerosene,” which featured a single of the same name. The song became Lambert’s first gold single, as well as a 2006 Top 20 hit. The entire album eventually went platinum.

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Miranda Lambert Top Songs

In February 2016, Lambert’s “Platinum” album went platinum itself, selling a combined million digital and physical copies. For many artists, a platinum album would be a once-in-a-lifetime achievement, but it was Lambert’s fifth.

Over the years, Lambert has released 13 songs that spent more than five weeks on the charts. Three of them — “Heart Like Mine,” “The House That Built Me” and “Somethin’ Bad” — charted for 20 weeks

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NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 04: Miranda Lambert performs during the 2014 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Miranda Lambert Awards

2016 was a big year both commercially and critically for Lambert. Not only was she named Female Vocalist of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards, but she also took home awards for both Album of the Year and Song of the Year. It was her seventh consecutive year winning ACM Female Vocalist of the Year. She also held the distinction of being the only female nominee for the 2016 ACM Entertainer of the Year.

Lambert won four CMA awards in 2014 and was nominated for a People’s Choice award in 2015. She won two Grammys and was nominated for five others. In 2015, she was honored with a Music City Walk of Fame star.

Catch Up: CMT Awards 2016 Winners and Highlights

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Miranda Lambert Charitable Work

In 2007, Lambert founded Muttnation with her mother, Bev. The pair set up the donation-supported foundation to fight animal cruelty, homelessness and abuse. As she did with her Pink Pistol store, Lambert kept the foundation close to home — all orders ship from her hometown of Lindale, Texas.

She has also supported the Wish Upon a Hero Foundation; ACM Lifting Lives; Hero in Heels; Musicians on Call; American Humane Association; MusiCares; Clothes Off Our Back; and the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation.

Lambert’s meteoric rise to country music super stardom has earned her legions of fans and a massive net worth. Between her unforgiving touring schedule and her propensity for creating hit albums, on her 33rd birthday Lambert has every reason to look forward to more success in the future.

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