American Idol’s Matt Giraud Helps Tennessee Animal Shelter

GiraudRaising his voice in song to raise awareness of dogs and cats who need forever homes, former American Idol contestant Matt Giraud will perform at a Franklin, Tennessee shelter’s Summer of Stars pet adoption event on June 7th.

The fifth place finalist on season eight of the popular FOX Network crooning competition is helping a finalist in the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge– the Williamson County Animal Control and Adoption Center. The shelter’s kick off of the contest marks the start of a three-month period in which the facility will strive to find forever homes for more adorable adoptables than they did during the same time frame in 2013. In all, 50 shelters and rescues are taking part in the 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge.

Along with performing reality personality Giraud, the event will also include toe-tapping tunes by Stephanie Quayle and Vanessa Bransan, and the chance to meet canines, cats, kittens and puppies who are hoping to land a permanent gig in the heart and home of a loving family.

The event is free to the public, and thanks to a number of compassionate sponsors, including Animalia Health & Wellness, Rachel’s Ribbons, Animal Ark Animal Hospital, Nashville PAW Magazine, Cool Springs Animal Hospital, Little House Animal Hospital, Holistic Pet, Borderland Diabetic Alert Dogs, and more, adoption fees will be waived during the months of June, July and August upon the approval of a pet parent’s adoption application.

When: June 7, 2014 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: Williamson County Animal Control and Adoption Center at 106 Claude Yates Drive in Franklin, Tennessee

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Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of and, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.