Press Release: Leon County Humane Society
August 26, 2013 – TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Leon County Humane Society (LCHS) has a goal to help at least 100 seniors in need and their pets through the 6th Annual Friends Fur Life food and supply drive. LCHS is soliciting donations from August 26-September 13 to assist with their effort. The Friends Fur Life distribution will take place on Saturday, September 28.
Since 2008, volunteers and community supporters have donated, organized and delivered more than four tons of food and supplies to households throughout the Big Bend area. LCHS partners with the Tallahassee Senior Center and Elder Care Services Meals on Wheels program to identify seniors who may benefit from the program.
“Friends Fur Life is really about keeping pets in their homes and helping our seniors maintain the joy and companionship that comes with pet ownership, while alleviating any financial hardship they may face from pet care,” said Abby Ouimet, LCHS executive director. “Many seniors will feed their pets before they feed their selves or share their meals with their companions. We hope to grow Friends Fur Life from an annual distribution to a staple product of the community services we offer in order to better serve our seniors and their pets.”
LCHS has found that most of the seniors they assist have cats as companions. Needed donations include:
Drop-off locations throughout Tallahassee include:
About Leon County Humane Society
Formed in 1960, the Leon County Humane Society (LCHS) has since been dedicated to matching families with homeless pets and educating the community about responsible pet ownership. Our mission is to relieve animal suffering; prevent animal cruelty; eliminate pet overpopulation; promote humane education; and enhance the human/animal bond. LCHS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, private organization, supported by individuals and businesses and strong partnerships with other animal service organizations and animal welfare alliances. For more information, visit www.lchs.info.