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Delivering 6-1/2 Tons of Love to Animals in Need

Today American Humane and Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food delivered six and a half tons (13,000 pounds) of much-needed nutritious food to 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 with Chicken Soup for the Soul, American Humane works to distribute more than a million meals of 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… and we’re proud to support the state’s animals once again.  In 2013, the American Humane 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. More recently, working with the Oklahoma City-based Kirkpatrick Foundation, we 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. Today’s delivery of 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.”

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