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LCHS Presents 6th Annual Friends Fur Life Program

By: Leon County Humane Society Email
By: Leon County Humane Society Email

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:


  • Wet and dry cat food

  • Wet and dry kitten food

  • Wet and dry dog food

  • Wet and dry puppy food

  • Specialty foods such as sensitive skin, kidney or liver health

  • Preventative medicines such as flea and tick treatment; and

  • Pet products like collars, leashes, toys and brushes.
  • Drop-off locations throughout Tallahassee include:

  • Be the Solution, Inc. Tallahassee Mall location near Barnes & Noble 545-2043

  • Leon County Humane Society 413 Timberlane Rd. 224-9193

  • Northwood Animal Hospital 1881-B Martin Luther King Blvd. 385-8181

  • Novey Animal Hospital 1157 E. Tennessee Rd 878-8800

  • Panhandle Pet Supply 400 SE Capital Cir. - Park Capital Shopping Center 656-7181

  • Panhandle Pet Supply 3661 N. Monroe – Hwy 27 N. near Lake Jackson 562-4100

  • Paws & Claws Vet Hospital 3819 Bradfordville Rd 906-0444

  • Proctor Acura 3523 W. Tennessee St 449-5168

  • Proctor Honda 2373 W. Tennessee St 576-5165

  • Proctor Subaru 1711 Capital Circle N.E. 712-5678

  • Southwood Animal Hospital 2528 Capital Circle S.E. 391-2925

  • Tallahassee Senior Center 1400 North Monroe Street 891-4000

  • Uptown Café 1325 Miccosukee Rd. 219-9800

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.


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