Mars Petcare US donated more than 15,000 pounds of cat food to southeastern Louisiana USA's Gulf Coast.

This was the second donation by Mars to aid the Gulf Coast outreach efforts of the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LA/SPCA). The cat food will be distributed by LA/SPCA through Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans distribution sites and animal shelters. The outreach is focused on pet owners in the parishes of Tererbone, Jefferson, St. Bernard and Plaquemines.

“Cats are often thought of as fiercely independent and self-sufficient so they’re sometimes overlooked in times of real need,” said Debra Fair, vice president of corporate affairs for Mars Petcare US. “In our second pet food donation, we felt it was important to focus on cats and their owners and try to bring them a little relief. We’re pleased the LA/SPCA will help us distribute the food directly to the cat owners who need it most.”