Lifestyle Pets Carrie Underwood, "American Idol" Team Up to Help Needy Pets Proceeds from the sale of Underwood's single benefit the Humane Society. By Kate Hogan Kate Hogan Instagram Twitter Kate Hogan is Director of Digital Specials and Features at PEOPLE. In her 14 years at the brand, she has covered everything from pets and babies to style and Sexiest Man Alive, interviewing celebrities including Céline Dion, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Chris Evans. Currently, she oversees the creation of photo galleries that complement breaking news and major PEOPLE moments like The Beautiful Issue and 100 Reasons to Love America. She has offered expert celebrity commentary on Good Morning America and Access Hollywood. Before joining PEOPLE in 2008, Kate was an editorial assistant at Morris Visitor Publications. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication and resides outside of Chicago with her husband and three kids. People Editorial Guidelines Published on March 12, 2009 06:52 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Carrie Underwood’s star has risen quickly since her American Idol win in 2005. And now, the Grammy-winning singer is using her fame for a great cause: Helping animals in need! At the end of each Idol elimination episode, as an ousted contestant is saying their farewells, Underwood’s song “Home Sweet Home” (a cover of the Motley Crue ballad) will play in the background. The sweet song is available for download on iTunes, and for every purchase, a percentage of proceeds will go to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Underwood, a champion of the organization, released a statement this week, saying, “I’ve always loved this song, and besides being very fitting for Idol, to me, the title is also very fitting with animal rescue and finding animals their own homes. So, we felt it was important to tie the release into an amazing animal charity like The HSUS.” Tune into Idol on Fox at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and 9 p.m. on Wednesdays, and be sure to download Underwood’s single! The singer will also appear live on the March 18th episode of the show.