When you add up the number of animals impacted during this winter’s deep freeze and the concern about how the recent federal partial shutdown affected families, including pets, there’s a lot of need here in the nation’s capital.
To bring a little warmth, love, and most especially, food to animals in need in the District, including those families with pets impacted by the recent government shutdown, American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, and Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food today delivered a ton of much-needed food to the Humane Rescue Alliance in Washington, D.C. The donation will help support the organization’s Pet Pantry program, created to help support DC residents in caring for their pets by providing fee, supplemental pet food to help reduce the financial burden associated with pet care.
This is the latest donation in an ambitious national campaign called “Fill-a-Bowl… Feed-a-Soul™”. 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.
“We are very grateful to American Humane and Chicken Soup for the Soul for this generous donation,” said Kimberly Keller, chief development officer for the Humane Rescue Alliance, which valiantly handed out free pet food to federal workers and others in need during the shutdown, “This donated food will help sustain many animals, as well as prepare us for anything that might happen.”
“This campaign helps animals and affected families when they need help most,” said Robin Ganzert, Ph.D., president and CEO of American Humane. “Thank you to Chicken Soup for the Soul and the Humane Rescue Alliance for all their support in helping our best friends in their worst times.”
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 can help save lives.”