FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS, May 24, 2017 — American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, and Chicken Soup for the Soul are working together to deliver 5,382 pounds of nutritious food and love to the animals at the Sebastian County Humane Society in Fort Smith, Arkansas. The donation is part of an ambitious new national campaign called “Fill-a-Bowl…Feed-a-Soul™” to help care for shelter pets waiting for their forever homes. One shipment has been completed and another one with nearly a ton of food will arrive this morning at the shelter.
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 Sebastian County Humane Society is tremendously grateful to American Humane and Chicken Soup for the Soul for this generous donation,” said Joe Sprague, executive director of the Sebastian 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!”
The “Fill-a-Bowl…Feed-a-Soul” campaign is the latest collaboration between American Humane and Chicken Soup for the Soul, which have worked on several projects together, including the publication of Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Very Good, Very Bad Dog and Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Very Good, Very Bad Cat last year, with forewords authored by Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane.
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
American Humane is the country’s first national humane organization. To learn more, 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 a decade. Holistic in nature, the entire line of products is made from only the finest ingredients: real meats (chicken, turkey, duck and salmon), 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 the American Humane aims to provide a million meals to shelter pets. www.chickensouppets.com.
About Sebastian County Humane Society
The Sebastian County Humane Society was established in 1937 and has been providing care for unwanted animals for over 79 years. We promote the notion that human and animal life are interdependent and that all animals, human and non-human alike, have needs and rights; most importantly, the right not to be abused but to be loved and respected for who they are. The Sebastian County Humane Society takes in all kinds of animals (birds, horses, goats, pigs, rabbits, snakes, etc.) and do our absolute best to give them all a fair chance for adoption. We take in animals from six surrounding counties in two states and have an average of 450-500 animals on any given day. To provide care for these animals we rely on support from people like you. Donations of cash, food, and supplies are graciously accepted. Come find a friend for life. No one will ever provide you with as much unconditional love and loyalty or greet you with as much enthusiasm as a pet will. Every Animal in the shelter can provide you with boundless love and companionship, and every Animal deserves a lifetime home. For more information, please visit http://www.sebastiancountyhumanesociety.org/