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Pet Food Donation Aids Cats in Oregon


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More than 400 cats were discovered at a home in Eugene, Ore. American Humane and Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food donated 3,400 pounds of pet food to assist.

Tamara Barnes/Save the Pets

American Humane and Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food recently donated 3,400 pounds of pet food for more than 400 cats who had been discovered living in “deplorable conditions” at a home in Eugene, Ore. The local effort was headed by Save the Pets, a nonprofit dog and cat rescue based in the Eugene/Springfield area of Lane County.

The cats were discovered roaming a property whose elderly owner had been taken to the hospital, according to officials with American Humane. Some of the cats were reported to be feral and many were starving, they added.

“We are grateful to American Humane and Chicken Soup for the Soul for this generous donation,” said Tamara Barnes, board member for Save the Pets. “This donated food will help sustain the animals as we work to find them safe, loving, forever homes.”

The donation is part of a national effort by American Humane and Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food to distribute more than a million meals to animals in need at U.S. shelters and other facilities each year, according to officials.

“This campaign provides help where it is needed most,” said Robin Ganzert, Ph.D., president and CEO of American Humane. “On behalf of all the animals who will be helped by this effort, we thank our friends at Chicken Soup for the Soul.”

Chris Mitchell, CEO of Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food, which is headquartered in Cos Cob, Conn., added, “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 will save so many lives.”

 

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