Grand opening of Miranda Lambert’s “MuttNation Station,” Pet Adoption Center, was held Wednesday, Oct. 25, at Darden Harvest Park in Lindale.
Miranda and her mom Bev Lambert founded MuttNation Foundation in 2009 to ensure that as many dogs as possible would have a safe and happy place to call home, and MuttNation Station will now be the site for animal adoptions.
Bev Lambert welcomed the crowd to the grand opening and recognized numerous individuals and organizations, thanking them for their support. Others on the agenda included Chad Franke, The Cannery Lindale; Bryna Donnelly, GreaterGood.org’s Rescue Rebuild; Jeff Daugherty, Lindale Mayor; and Dr. Cliff Boucher, Dean of TJC North. After the brief agenda, a ribbon cutting and unlatching of dog leashes symbolized the official opening of MuttNation Station, and attendees were welcome to tour the pet adoption center.
Renovation of MuttNation Station has been a community-wide project coordinated by Bev and Rick Lambert, MuttNation Foundation, TJC North,GreaterGood.org and the City of Lindale.
The City of Lindale provided two acres of land within Darden Harvest Park for a dog park and the adoption center – a 1907 home donated by The Cannery Lindale. GreaterGood.org’s Rescue Rebuild has been onsite since Oct. 7, overseeing the construction. In addition, various members of the community have come out to support the project donating funds, time and materials.
The TJC Veterinary Technician program will help with adoption days and prepping animals for adoption, and will provide vaccinations, spay/neuter services and general wellness care to animals at the Lindale Animal Shelter. TJC will also use MuttNation Station to provide continuing education for veterinary professionals in the area.