Free Pet Food for Plaquemines Residents

June 10, 2010

Free pet food will be available for those Plaquemines Parish pet owners who are suffering economic hardship as the result of the oil spill emergency. The Humane Society of the United States coordinated the donation of 12 tons of dog and cat food from Mars Petcare U.S. and one-third ton of dog food from The Humane Choice Company, the maker of The HSUS’ dog food.

The pet food will be distributed at the Pointe Celeste Therapeutic Riding Center at 21178 Highway 23, Port Sulphur, LA 70083 on Saturday, June 12th from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. or until the food supply runs out. Link to map.

“The Humane Society of the United States was saddened to hear that animals inland from the shoreline are also suffering from this disaster,” said Julia Breaux, The HSUS’ Louisiana state director. “Hopefully, the donation from Mars Petcare U.S. and the Pedigree Foundation and The Humane Choice Company will help by providing pet owners the opportunity to continue caring for their beloved animals.”

Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser said, “As we work to protect our marsh and wildlife during the oil spill disaster, we can’t forget our pets. Plaquemines Parish residents are known for being pet lovers. We don’t want people who are directly affected by this tragedy to have to choose between feeding their pets or feeding themselves. We want to thank the Humane Society for their thoughtful donation during this difficult time.”

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