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Dixie Chicks Support Local Animal Rescue Foundation Prior to Show at BOK Center

(Tulsa, Okla.) September 8, 2016 –  As passionate advocates of animal rights, the Dixie Chicks wanted to make an impact on the local community during their visit to Tulsa. Prior to this evening’s concert at BOK Center, the band coordinated with SMG, the management company of the arena, to invite Route 66 Pet Rescue to set up on site outside the venue with the simple goal of helping dogs find their forever homes. Over the past couple of weeks, the band has started hosting pet adoption events before their shows to generate awareness for pet rescue organizations and to help facilitate the adoption process for countless animals.

Prior to the concert, arena staff members surprised the Dixie Chicks backstage with several puppies and one of the band members, Emily Robison, fell in love with a Brindle mix puppy that she adopted on the spot.

Route 66 Pet Rescue’s mission is to find responsible owners for homeless pets who have run out of time at the public shelters. They rescue pets from kill shelters and place them in forever homes. Their goal is to end the homeless pet population in Tulsa one animal at a time. To find out more information about Route 66 Pet Rescue and see the pets available for adoption please visit You can also find out more information at

According to the ASPCA, approximately 7.6 million animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats. Of those animals that are in shelters, 2.7 million of them are adopted each year.