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November 14, 2012

The HSUS Assists with Distribution of Pet Food and Supplies to Sandy Victims

The Humane Society of the United States is collaborating with other  agencies in New Jersey to provide much-needed pet food and supplies to pet owners impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The HSUS, St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, Monmouth County SPCA and Animal Welfare Association have established four distribution sites in affected counties. Any individual, family or humane organization that needs supplies for their companion animals is eligible to receive food and supplies, including bowls, litter, leashes, pet beds and comfort items.

“Thousands of pet owners who were affected by Hurricane Sandy will be struggling to rebuild their homes and replace their belongings, so The Humane Society of the United States and our partners are happy to alleviate some stress by providing pet food and supplies,” said Kathleen Schatzmann, New Jersey state director for The HSUS. “Our pets are a part of our families, so it’s our top priority to give pet owners resources to keep their animals safe and healthy.”

PetSmart Charities, PetCo Foundation, TJ Maxx, Purina, members of the community and local animal welfare organizations have generously donated food and supplies to be distributed through the sites. Those interested in picking up food and supplies are urged to call the distribution site before arriving to ensure that their needs can be met.

The distribution sites are:

Animal Welfare Association
509 Centennial Blvd., Voorhees
856-424-2288

St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center
575 Woodland Ave., Madison
973-377-7094 ext. 226

Monmouth County SPCA 
260 Wall St., Eatontown
732-542-0040

Tuckerton Seaport Museum
120 Main St., Tuckerton
609-296-8868

For more information and updates on what The Humane Society of the United States is doing in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, please visit, humanesociety.org/animalrescueresponse.

To support The HSUS’ work in this and other disasters, please donate at humanesociety.org, call 866-720-2676 or text ANIMALS to 20222 and donate $10 to support The HSUS' Disaster Relief Fund. Standard messaging and data rates apply.

Media Contact: Stephanie Twining, 240-751-3943stwining@humanesociety.org

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