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American Humane Presents Sequoia Humane Society with Feed the Hungry Grant

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, June 4, 2020American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, today announced that the Sequoia Humane Society received a grant from American Humane’s Feed the Hungry fund. Located in Eureka, California, the Sequoia Humane Society is a no-kill shelter whose mission is to be a community leader in reducing pet overpopulation by providing a high-standard of care and through programs such as adoption, spay/neuter and education.

“Animals have a special place in my heart, and I am saddened to see so many being abandoned and left hungry as a result of this sweeping COVID-19 pandemic,” said Jean Shafiroff, national Feed the Hungry spokesperson for American Humane and renowned philanthropist. “We must ensure that rescue organizations have the basic resources necessary to care for these defenseless animals that are in dire need of a forever home.”

Like every other business or organization in America, rescue shelters are struggling to maintain basic services and care for their animal residents in the face of the current worldwide pandemic. Thousands of animals are being left without homes and facilities are in desperate need of general supplies. In response to the overwhelming number of calls received from animal rescuers, shelters and first responders, American Humane launched the Feed the Hungry fund to feed and care for animals across the country who have been abandoned as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The fund seeks to raise much-needed resources to help shelters and rescue organizations that are not only struggling to keep the lights on, but also to keep critical supplies like food stocked.

“Thank you American Humane for supporting pets at the Sequoia Humane Society,” Whitney Wyatt, Kennel Tech at the Sequoia Humane Society. “The funds received will help us provide pets with valuable medical care and nutritious food.”

The philosophy at the Sequoia Humane Society is that animals deserve love and respect. As a no-kill shelter, many of the residents at the shelter stay for several months, even as long as a year or more – however long it takes to find them a forever home. As animals are being abandoned during the coronavirus pandemic, the shelter has seen an influx of animals and will use the Feed the Hungry grant to care for them all. The Sequoia Humane Society also provides spay/neuter assistance to prevent the birth of unwanted animals in the community, as well as microchipping services to keep pets safe.

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