The “Vice” singer teamed up with the Waggle Foundation to create the MuttNation Fund in September 2020 to help pets impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and their owners in the music industry. With the fund, which Lambert’s nonprofit MuttNation Foundation will contribute to, anyone in the music community who has an animal with medical needs that they cannot afford to pay amid the pandemic will be able to receive aid for the vet bills.
Lambert helped launch the charity effort after her backup singer Gwen Sebastian’s dog fell ill in March 2020. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Lambert’s team wasn’t touring, and therefore it was nearly impossible for Sebastian to keep up with the vet fees. “It was such an unexpected major expense at an already tough time,” Lambert said in a press release. “So, it got me thinking that there must be a lot more people whose careers in the music industry have been on pause due to lack of live performance opportunities, and who are struggling with their pets’ vet bills.”
She continued: “Because music and mutts are my two passions, I knew I had to do something and thought that starting this fund would help both the music community that’s been so supportive of me, and their pets.”Back to top