Vegan celebrity Miley Cyrus was just one of many to lose her home this past week in the California Woolsey Fire. Despite this, the star says that she is grateful that she was able to rescue her pets and make it out alive with her fiance, actor Liam Hemsworth.
“Completely [devastated] by the fires affecting my community. I am one of the lucky ones,” Cyrus wrote on Twitter yesterday. “My animals and LOVE OF MY LIFE made it out safely & that’s all that matters right now.”
She continued, “My house no longer stands but the memories shared with family & friends stand strong. I am grateful for all I have left. Sending so much love and gratitude to the firefighters and LA country Sheriff’s department! If you are interested in getting involved see next tweet…. Donate $ , Time , Supplies. I love you more than ever, Miley.”
Cyrus then followed up with a list of organizations, charities, and companies that are providing relief to those affected by the wildfire, including the California Fire Foundation, Direct Relief, and the California Community Foundation.
The award-winning Cyrus isn’t shy about the love she has for all animals – she even dedicated her 2015 album, “Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz,” to her deceased companions. That same year, the singer toldthe New York Times that spending time at home with her pets is one of her favorite activities.
According to People Magazine, Cyrus’s extended four-legged family includes Barbie, a former lab beagle rescued by the Rescue + Freedom Project, Emu the dog, who the singer immortalized in a tattoo in 2017, and former shelter pups Happy, Mary Jane, Bean, Milky, Dora, and Tani.
The award-winning artist is also mom to four rescue cats – Kiki, Lilo, Shanti Om BB, Harlem – and a pig named Pig Pig (formerly known as Bubba Sue), who Cyrus posed with on the cover of Paper magazine in 2015. Last October, the singer-songwriter even took a break from touring to help care for her beloved pigs. “Literally the only reason I’m not touring is because of those [censored] pigs. That’s how much I love those pigs,” she said.
Cyrus’s compassion isn’t just limited to her companion animals. The star has been a vegan since 2013 and has used her 40.4 million strong social media following to stand up for animal rights and to promote cruelty-free fashion. Last December, Cyrus and her sister Noah received a Libby Award, an annual awards ceremony hosted by peta2, for “Best Voice for the Animals” for their work in promoting compassion towards animals.