It’s no secret that Miranda Lambert is an animal lover — the 32-year-old country singer owns many rescue dogs, in addition to horses.
So her latest gesture should come as no surprise.
In 2009, Lambert and her mother started the MuttNation Foundation, an organization working toward ending animal cruelty, neglect and homelessness. Based in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, the foundation regularly engages in heartwarming acts, such as setting up a fund in honor of a K9 dog named Ogar in Texas who lost his life in the line of duty.
Lambert told People that her very first shelter dog, named Delilah, served as inspiration for creating the foundation. Now, for the third year in a row — as part of its Mutts Across America: 50 States/50 Shelters initiative — MuttNation has donated at least $3,000 to an animal shelter in every U.S. state, thanks to $175,000 worth of raised funds in 2015.
Criteria MuttNation uses to select shelter recipients include high adoption per intake rate, volunteerism, fiscal responsibility, advocating spay and neuter programs and a solid presence in their community.
“When an animal finds a forever home, it’s not just life-changing for the animal, but for the family that gets to receive the unconditional love that animals give,” Lambert said in a press release. “It means so much to me to be a part of that process.”
Oh, and if you need one more reason to salute her: Last year, Lambert also opened a no-kill shelter called Redemption Ranch in Oklahoma.