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1,000 Pounds of Love Delivered to Shelter Animals Fleeing from Hurricane Michael

American Humane and Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food bring half a ton of free, premium food for animals transported out of the path of deadly storm.

GREENVILLE, GEORGIA, October 31, 2018 —  

American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, and Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food delivered 1,000 pounds of caring and love in the form of much-needed nutritious food to shelter animals fleeing the destruction of Hurricane Michael. A truck filled with premium Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food dropped off the donation at the Meriwether County Animal Shelter in Greenville, Georgia, which is caring for more than 100 animals, including 40 dogs who they generously agreed to take in after they were transported by the American Humane Rescue team from a shelter affected by the disastrous storm. Thirty-two of the dogs have already been reported as adopted.

American Humane drove one of its giant 50-foot animal emergency vehicles more than 600 miles to pick up animals and take them to safe ground where they can find forever homes.

This is the latest donation in 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 are distributing more than million meals annually of all-natural Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food to U.S. shelters and pet food distribution centers, which house, feed and care for millions of animals each year.

“The Meriwether County Animal Shelter is tremendously grateful to American Humane and Chicken Soup for the Soul for this generous donation,” said Shawn Downs, director of the Meriwether County Animal Shelter. “This donated food will help sustain our guests and other animals in need here in our community.”

“Thank you to the Meriwether County Animal Shelter for taking in so many of our best friends in their worst times,” said Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane. “And on behalf of these animals and so many others in need across the country, we want to express our deep appreciation to our friends at Chicken Soup for the Soul. Thank you!”

Chicken Soup for the Soul’s publisher and editor-in-chief Amy Newmark said, “We’re pleased that we can provide assistance to animals in need and we are glad to be working with American Humane on this vital campaign.”

About American Humane and the American Humane Rescue program

American Humane is the country’s first national humane organization, founded in 1877. The American Humane Rescue program has been involved in virtually every major relief effort during the past 100 years, starting in World War I when we rescued and cared for 68,000 war horses wounded each month on the battlefields of Europe, the Great Ohio Flood of 1937, Pearl Harbor, Hurricane Katrina, the terror attacks on 9/11, the Japanese earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, Superstorm Sandy, the tornadoes in Joplin and Oklahoma, the Louisiana and West Virginia floods, the California and Tennessee wildfires, and most recently, Hurricanes Harvey, Maria, Irma, and Florence.

To support American Humane’s rescue efforts, please visit www.AmericanHumane.org.

About Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food

Chicken Soup for the Soul understands the unique relationship between people and pets. Health conscious consumers have been feeding their cats and dogs Chicken Soup for the Soul wholesome and balanced, super premium pet food for over 15 years. Holistic in nature, the entire line of products is made from only the finest ingredients: real meats, fruits, vegetables and herbs. With no added corn, wheat, soy, artificial coloring, flavoring or preservatives, Chicken Soup for the Soul pet food is inspired by your love for pets, and promotes overall health and well-being for dogs and cats.  The products are proudly made in the USA, and feature rescued shelter pets on every bag. Core and grain-free formulas and a line of treats are available in independent pet specialty stores nationwide and online.

A portion of all proceeds from the sale of Chicken Soup for the Soul pet food goes to help shelters and pets in need through Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Fill-a-Bowl … Feed-a-Soul™ program. The program, which was launched in association with American Humane, aims to provide over a million meals to shelter pets annually. Visit www.chickensouppets.com.

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