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In the last four years, Miranda Lambert has gone from a reality show star to a Grammy-nominated country superstar, but she hasn’t let the success go to her head – in fact, its gone straight to the animals!

On April 20, Lambert hosted her first ever charity event, the ‘Cause for the Paws’ Wine Tasting Festival to benefit the struggling East Texas Humane Society. For years, Lambert has been a huge supporter of the shelter, often encouraging her fans to make donations rather than give gifts to her.

According to Humane Society officials, the organization will actually lose revenue in 2008. Helping to offset the loss, Lambert – joined by country stars Blake Shelton and Kacey Musgraves – appealed to the public to help raise funds during the event, which included silent/live auctions, food and wine tasting, a Meet and Mingle VIP cocktail party, and a concert featuring all three entertainers.

The event also featured a few special VIP guests – adoptable shelter dogs looking for a home, and Delilah, a dog Lambert adopted in 2007.

“Cause for the Paws” was also supported online by Lambert, who kicked off an eBay auction on April 7. More than 40 items were auctioned off to raise money for the Humane Society of East Texas, including items from Lambert, Taylor Swift, Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, Jason Aldean, Little Big Town, George Strait, Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, and Merle Haggard among others.

All proceeds from Lambert’s eBay auction and the “Cause for the Paws” event will help care for abused, abandoned and unwanted animals, and for that we thank you Miranda Lambert.

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