American Humane, and Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food today delivered six and a half tons (13,000 pounds) of caring and love in the form of much-needed nutritious food to local animals served by the Pet Food Pantry of Oklahoma. 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 million meals annually of super premium, 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.
“The Pet Food Pantry of Oklahoma is tremendously grateful to American Humane and Chicken Soup for the Soul for this generous donation,” said Kim Pempin, founder and executive director of the Oklahoma City nonprofit. “This donated pet food will help many animals throughout our community.”
American Humane has a long history of helping animals in Oklahoma. The organization’s renowned rescue team, which has been working to save animals in disasters for more than 100 years, deployed to rescue and shelter lost pets following the disastrous tornado that struck Moore, Oklahoma, and recently, working with the Oklahoma City-based Kirkpatrick Foundation, stationed a giant 50-foot American Humane Rescue vehicle in the area to provide rapid response capabilities in the event of disasters and major cruelty cases. This delivery of critically needed food is the latest effort to benefit the animals of Oklahoma.
“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!”
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.”