Country star Miranda Lambert is a huge animal lover, and now she's encouraging fans to help support a cause that's important to her. For "Giving Tuesday" -- the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving -- she took to Instagram to ask fans to sign a pledge to volunteer at a local animal shelter.
The 36-year-old runs the non-profit MuttNation Foundation, which helps animal shelters across the country.
"Volunteering is one of my favorite ways to help animal shelters, so for #GivingTuesday @MuttNation and I are asking you to join us in signing a pledge to volunteer!" Lambert wrote on her Instagram post. "When you sign the pledge and complete your volunteer day, your shelter will be entered to win a $1,000 grant!!"
Fans loved the gesture. "You rock Miranda! I love how you show off your beauty through deeds and not just constant fashion selfies! You stand heads above the rest, love you so much girl," one wrote.
"I love this! You’re amazing! What is it about us Texas women and the love of fur babies," another said.
"That’s exactly who I’d be helping if I were in your position too! They’re so helpless . Keep up the great work," a third fan commented.
"Your an amazing singer and person many blessings to you your number one 1 fan," someone else replied.
Lambert talked to PopCulture.com recently about her foundation.
"I'm basically pretty simple. It comes down to music and mutts. That's kind of my life. So when I can combine the two, I'm a happy woman."
"We have our hand in everything. The Fill the Red Wagon is at the shows in the markets that I play in. People bring supplies for shelters, donations of any kind, dog food, blankets, toys. And it's really cool because it benefits the local shelter in that town and I get to meet the shelter people. People are always like, 'How can I help if I can't donate?' Basically it's getting involved in your local shelters in your own community."
"Volunteering your time is priceless, really. Giving the dogs human contact time really increases their chances of adoption."
"We've done so much, but I also feel like we're just getting started. I feel like there's so much more ahead of us. We've been able to help with natural disasters, and help shelters renovate. We kind of have our hand in everything, and that's why I wanted to start it, because we wanted to control where the money that we raised would go."