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Two Tons (Literally) of Aid Delivered to Animal Victims of California Wildfires

American Humane and Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food deliver 4,000 pounds of free, premium food for animals displaced by disaster

GRIDLEY, CALIFORNIA, December 6, 2018 — American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, and Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food delivered tons of aid (literally) in the form of much-needed nutritious food to animals displaced by California’s deadly Camp Fire. A truck filled with premium Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food dropped off the donation in conjunction with the relief effort

in which American Humane is assisting The Red Cross with a co-location shelter for displaced families with their animals. The Red Cross has set up sheltering accommodations and services for the human shelter, and American Humane has set up sheltering accommodations for approximately 100 animals. The food will be used to sustain pets of Red Cross clients that come into the human shelter. Surplus food will be distributed to local families with pets in need.

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 one 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.

“Butte County is tremendously grateful to American Humane and Chicken Soup for the Soul for this generous donation,” said Ryan Soulsby, Animal Control Program Supervisor for Butte County Animal Control. “This donated food will help sustain many animals in need here in our community.”

“We salute how the rescue groups, Butte County Animal Control, NVADG, and the community have come together to provide lifesaving assistance for each other and their pets,” said Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane. “And on behalf of these hungry, frightened animals who have been through so much with their families, we want to express our deep appreciation to our friends at Chicken Soup for the Soul. Thank you!”

Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food CEO Chris Mitchell 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 that will save so many lives.”


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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