American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, and Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food delivered 4,551 pounds of nutritious food and love today to the animals served by the Fulton County Humane Society in Wauseon, Ohio. The donation is part of an ambitious national campaign called “Fill-a-Bowl…Feed-a-Soul™” to help care for shelter pets waiting for their forever homes.
Together, American Humane and Chicken Soup for the Soul have distributed more than half a million meals of premium, all-natural Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food to U.S. shelters, which house and care for millions of animals each year, and the organizations are striving to reach a goal of one million meals. The campaign’s first shipment of 80,000 pounds of food was sent to help the animal victims in flood-devastated Louisiana, where American Humane set up rescue operations, and an estimated 75 percent of all homes were destroyed, leaving lost, frightened and hungry animals wandering among the wreckage. American Humane now works with Chicken Soup for the Soul to identify shelters where a donation of food can do the most good.
“The Fulton County Humane Society is very grateful to American Humane and Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food for this generous donation,” said Steve Wanner, executive director of the Fulton County Humane Society. “The donated pet food will help many animals throughout our community.”
“This campaign helps animals when they need help most,” said Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane. “On behalf of all the beloved pets across the country, a big thank-you to our friends at Chicken Soup for the Soul!”