Emmylou Harris
by lindastcyr
Categories: Animals, Causes
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Emmylou Harris is the “Queen of Country.” She has been topping the charts with incredible award-winning music for almost 4 decades. Now she is doing more than rocking the country world. She has become a rock star for animals in need.

The country singer has turned her Nashville estate into a shelter for unwanted pets. She decided to rescue and adopt multiple animals after rescuing her dog hours before he was to be euthanized. Harris decided to “make it her mission to save animals facing the same fate.” So she created Bonaparte’s Retreat and turned part of her home into a shelter.

There are 29 dogs in the program on her estate currently. Ten of which live happily in her backyard. A website has been set up for the organization which describes each of the adoptable pets at the retreat and approximately how old they are.

The mission of Bonaparte’s Retreat reads: “Bonaparte’s Retreat is dedicated to providing nurturing foster care for shelter dogs when their allotted time at the shelter has elapsed. Our mission is to prevent these wonderful animals from being euthanized and to place them in permanent, loving homes.”

Harris isn’t stopping at just a retreat on her estate for animals in need. She is continuing her pet projects by working on “Crossroads Campus”, a project that will pair animals in need with people and also provide financial and emotional support.

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About lindastcyr

Linda St.Cyr is a writer, blogger, activist, and short story author. When she isn’t writing or raising her kids with her life partner, she is busy being vocal about feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, and bringing attention to human rights violations all over the world.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Don-Heath/1605414835 Don Heath

    This is yet another reason to love Emmy Lou. However, the presence of an advertisement for puppies for sale next to the article is an affront to the sensibilities of animal lovers. If not for these puppy mills, there would not be so many animals in “shelters”. Adopt, don’t shop!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1661184356 Dora Ponce Crossposter

    That was uplifting to read!