Miranda Lambert may shoot her own turkey this Thanksgiving, but she’ll also be doing a little animal advocacy. The avid hunter also happens to be an animal lover and puts her passion to work through several pet rescue programs, including her own MuttNation Foundation. And on Thanksgiving night, November 27th, the country star will join a host of other celebrities to promote dog adoption on the Great American Dog-a-Thon on Fox.
Hosted and executive produced by Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank, the two-hour show will feature homeless dogs, with information on how to adopt or foster them. It will also include musical performances, testimonies from celebrities with rescue pets and an awards segment with categories such as Best Celebrity/Dog Lookalike, Best Licker and Best Viral Dog Video.
“I have long been an advocate for animal adoption and know first-hand the immense joy a shelter animal brings to our lives,” says Swank. “Yet every year, more than four million animals are euthanized because of overcrowding in shelters.”
Joining Swank and Lambert on the program will be fellow dog lovers LeAnn Rimes, Betty White, Scarlett Johansson, Fergie, Josh Duhamel, Kristen Bell, Paula Abdul, Kesha and Carrie Ann Inaba. Rimes, who once had seven dogs living in her home, recently rescued a puppy thrown out of a moving car in traffic. Lambert is mom to six rescue dogs, among many other animals at the Oklahoma home she shares with husband Blake Shelton.
The Great American Dog-a-Thon airs November 27th at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.