WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, October 27, 2020 — American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, today announced that Marin Humane received a grant from American Humane’s Feed the Hungry fund, sponsored by Nylabone. Located in Novato, California, Marin Humane transforms lives through exceptional animal care, humane education and advocacy
“Animals have a special place in my heart, and I am saddened to see so many being abandoned and left hungry as a result of this sweeping COVID-19 pandemic,” said Jean Shafiroff, national spokesperson for American Humane’s Feed the Hungry campaign and renowned philanthropist. “We must ensure that rescue organizations have the basic resources necessary to care for these defenseless animals who are in dire need of a forever home.”
Like every other business or organization in America, rescues and shelters are struggling to maintain basic services and care for their animal residents in the face of the current worldwide pandemic. Thousands of animals are being left without homes and facilities are in desperate need of general supplies. Detrimental natural disasters including hurricanes and wildfires have further heightened the situation. In response to the overwhelming number of calls received from animal rescuers, shelters and first responders, American Humane launched the Feed the Hungry fund to feed and care for animals across the country who have been abandoned during the coronavirus crisis. The fund seeks to raise much-needed resources to help shelters and rescue organizations that are not only struggling to keep the lights on, but also to keep critical supplies like food stocked.
“We just put together a delivery of pet food for food banks all over the county,” said Julia Sudlow Cole, Humane Education Coordinator at Marin Humane. “Our support in the community is possible because of American Humane and Nylabone. Your generous grant has helped us feed hundreds of hungry animals in Marin county, keeping animals in homes with their guardians who love them. Thank you, American Humane and Nylabone.”
Marin Humane inspires compassion and positive relationships between people and animals. The shelter facilitates adoptions for homeless dogs, cats and small companion animals including rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, birds and turtles. Providing support to all citizens and animals in Marin county through many robust programs and services, Marin Humane served more than 13,000 animals in 2019. It also promotes humane education in the community through programs that engage children by raising their compassionate awareness of – and respect for – both animals and people. The shelter was impacted by the recent devastating California wildfires, and the Feed the Hungry fund will help them continue to transform lives.
To help shelters continue to save lives during this unprecedented crisis, consider donating today. Learn more at www.americanhumane.org/feedthehungry.
About American Humane
American Humane is the country’s first national humane organization. Founded in 1877, American Humane is committed to ensuring the safety, welfare, and well-being of animals, and our leadership programs are first to serve in promoting and nurturing the bonds between animals and people. For more information or to support our work, please visit www.americanhumane.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.