Humane Society Naples has received a generous grant from MuttNation Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by country superstar Miranda Lambert and her mother, Bev Lambert. The grant will support Humane Society Naples’ ongoing Hurricane Ian relief efforts.
“Humane Society Naples is incredibly grateful for the support of MuttNation Foundation and Miranda Lambert. This grant will allow us to continue our work to make sure that no animal suffers because of this devastating storm,” said Sarah Baeckler, CEO of Humane Society Naples.
Founded in 2009, MuttNation Foundation has raised more than $6 million to promote the adoption of shelter pets, encourage spay and neuter, and educate the public about the important impact of these actions. MuttNation also provides emergency support during natural disasters, helping transport animals to safety and helping facilitate recovery. In addition to the grant, Lambert and MuttNation Foundation will be hosting a fundraiser on Facebook and Instagram for both Humane Society Naples and Greater Good Charities. All the funds raised from the Instagram fundraiser will also go towards hurricane relief efforts. You can contribute here.
In the lead up to and since Hurricane Ian made landfall on Sept. 28, Humane Society Naples has transported more than 450 shelter animals out of Southwest Florida to partner organizations across the country to find their forever homes. This leaves much-needed space available in local shelters to assist with displaced pets and help reunite families with lost pets. Humane Society Naples will continue to work tirelessly to ensure the safety of as many animals as possible.
“We know that Southwest Florida has a long road to recovery ahead of it, and that there are animals and their families with tremendous needs due to the devastation of Hurricane Ian,” said Baeckler. “Humane Society Naples is committed to sheltering animals in need, reuniting animals with their families and locating lifelong homes for homeless animals.”
To make a donation, visit www.hsnaples.org/donate. All donations go directly to helping animals displaced by the storm. Humane Society Naples will deploy its Mobile Vet Clinic to impacted communities, providing pet food bank assistance and emergency boarding (space permitting) during this time of need.
To donate pet food or other supplies, visit bit.ly/hsnwishlists where you can have orders shipped directly to the shelter. You can also drop items off at the main shelter location on Airport-Pulling Road. Pet food is the biggest need at this time.