Press release: TalkShopLive
In celebration of the one-year anniversary of Trisha Yearwood’s animal fund, Dottie’s Yard, Yearwood raised more than $30,000 at an event to help animal shelters across the country.
Yearwood hosted the live virtual event with TalkShopLive on Wednesday, July 27th. For the first time, Yearwood released a limited edition Paw Hoodie that quickly sold out. The proceeds went directly to Dottie’s Yard to benefit 27 participating Empty the Shelters in 27 different states. Fans and animal lovers are still able to view the live event and make donations to Dottie’s Yard at TalkShopLive.
Trisha was accompanied on TalkShopLiveby her own two rescues, Emmy and Millie, and kicked off the fundraiser with some celebratory pup cups for her two furry friends.
Yearwood shared, “Our goal was $27,000 for 27 shelters, so that each shelter gets a thousand dollars, and I would love to surpass that,” which she did. The fundraiser successfully exceeded their goal.
In addition, to receiving a donation, each shelter will receive 27 leashes and 27 collars from the Trisha Yearwood Pet Collection. Also, all 27 shelters will each receive 27 five-pound bags of Trisha Yearwood Dog Food.
Yearwood’s mission is to help every dog find their forever home. As shelters never have enough essential supplies to accommodate over 6.5 million surrenders and strays surrendered annually at shelters, they always need support.
“Love one another all creatures great and small,” said Yearwood.
The 27 participating shelters are:
- Alabama- Friends of Florence Lauderdale Animal Services in Florence, Alabama
- Arizona- Humane Society of Yuma in Yuma, Arizona
- Arkansas- Humane Society of Independence County in Batesville, Arkansas
- Delaware- Faithful Friends Animal Society in Wilmington, Delaware
- Florida- Humane Society of North Central Florida in Gainesville, Florida
- Hawaii- Kauai Humane Society in Lihue, Hawaii
- Idaho- McPaws Inc. in McCall, Idaho
- Illinois- Animal House Shelter in Huntley, Illinois
- Indiana- Greene County Humane Society in Linton, Indiana
- Iowa- Dubuque Regional Humane Society in Dubuque, Iowa
- Kansas- Always & Furever Midwest Animal Sanctuary in Spring Hill, Kansas
- Louisiana- West Feliciana Animal Humane Society in Saint Francisville, Louisiana
- Michigan- Bissell Pet Foundation in Grand Rapids, Michigan
- Mississippi- Humane Society of South Mississippi in Gulfport, Mississippi
- Missouri- Five Acres Animal Shelter in St. Charles, Missouri
- Montana- Maclean-Cameron Adoption Center in Great Falls, Montana
- New Jersey- Friends of Camden Animal Shelter in Lindenwold, New Jersey
- New Mexico- Espanola Humane in Espanola, New Mexico
- Ohio- Humane Society of Greater Dayton in Dayton, Ohio
- Oregon- Pioneer Humane Society in Pendleton, Oregon
- Pennsylvania- Animal Care Sanctuary in East Smithfield, Pennsylvania
- North Dakota- Circle of Friends Animal Shelter in Grand Forks, North Dakota
- South Carolina- Charleston Animal Society in North Charleston, South Carolina
- South Dakota- Sioux Falls Area Humane Society in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
- Virginia- Alleghany Humane Society in Covington, Virginia
- Wisconsin- Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin in Janesville, Wisconsin
- Wyoming- Park County Animal Shelter in Cody, Wyoming