OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- American Humane, the country's first national humane organization, 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."
About American Humane American Humane is the country's first national humane organization. To learn more, 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 (chicken, turkey, duck and salmon), 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 the American Humane aims to provide a million meals to shelter pets annually. www.chickensouppets.com.
About Pet Food Pantry of Oklahoma The Pet Food Pantry of Oklahoma is Central Oklahoma's food bank for pets. We deliver free pet food and supplies to low-income seniors, veterans, homeless and those in domestic violence shelters so they can feed and care for their companion pet while helping them afford their own food and medical supplies. For more information or to support our work, please visit: www.petfoodpantryokc.org.