The Humane Society of the United States HSUS donated 12 tons of dog and cat food to Louisiana to help families struggling to feed their pets due to the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The donation included 24,000 pounds of food given by Mars
Petcare US and 700 pounds of HSUS's own Humane Choice
brand. The donation came after a request from the
Plaquemines Parish Animal Welfare Society, which reported
that the number of pets given up to local
shelters after the oil spill has been on the rise.
on June 8, 2010