In honor of National Adopt a Shelter Dog month, Chicken Soup for the Soul will join forces with Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) to encourage pet adoptions beginning October 1 through October 12, 2014.

Along with donating 6,000 pounds of Chicken Soup for the Soul petfood to support the shelter’s homeless animal initiatives, Chicken Soup for the Soul is also encouraging adoption by gifting a bag of Chicken Soup for the Soul petfood and a copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Dog Did What? or Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cat Did What? to all new pet parents who adopt a dog or cat from spcaLA during this time frame. “All of us at Chicken Soup for the Soul are passionate about helping shelters and promoting the adoption of cats and dogs,” said Amy Newmark, publisher, editor-in-chief and author of the last 100 Chicken Soup for the Soul books. “We use rescue dogs and cats as models on the packaging for our petfood, and we have been contributing to shelters for years. We wanted to find a way to make an impact in Los Angeles and spcaLA seemed like a perfect partner.”

spcaLA President Madeline Bernstein said, “spcaLA is honored that Chicken Soup for the Soul chose to help the abandoned and abused animals in our shelter with this donation. Because spcaLA is an independent nonprofit, we rely on the generosity of donors to help thousands of animals each year.”