Chicken Soup for the Soul and American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, today delivered 3,741 pounds of love (and nutritious food) to the animals at the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA.
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.
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 Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA is incredibly grateful to American Humane and Chicken Soup for the Soul for this generous donation to our Helping Paws program, a program dedicated to providing services and resources to help families keep their pets,” said Julie Bank, president/CEO of Pasadena Humane & SPCA. “The donated pet food will enable us to keep our pet food bank stocked for months, providing a critical service to pet owners in need 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 earlier this 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.”