WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, May 27, 2020 — American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, today announced that renowned philanthropist Jean Shafiroff will serve as an ambassador and spokesperson for the Feed the Hungry fund.
“We are thrilled to have Jean as an ambassador for American Humane and our spokesperson for our critical Feed the Hungry fund,” said Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane. “With Jean by our side, I am confident we can provide more than one million meals to hungry animals in need across the country. Importantly, Jean will also help educate people about the need to make their pandemic pets permanent members of their family.”
American Humane launched its Feed the Hungry fund to feed and care for animals across the country who have been abandoned during the novel coronavirus crisis. Through its grant program to rescues and shelters the fund has served more than 345,000 meals to date.
“Animals have a special place in my heart, and I am saddened to see so many being abandoned and left hungry during this time of crisis,” said Jean Shafiroff. “I hope to be able to help American Humane call even more attention to the critical need to help pets across the country and turn temporary homes into forever homes for many who being fostered during the pandemic.”
Sadly, up to 6 million animals end up in shelters every year and more than 1.5 million are euthanized. Hundreds of thousands face abuse, neglect and homelessness in the face of crises and natural disasters.
“These animals rely on humane groups to provide lifesaving shelter and relief from the dire circumstances they face. We hope animal lovers everywhere will join us in helping to feed and protect our precious four-legged friends,” Dr. Ganzert said.
About American Humane
American Humane is the country’s first national humane organization. Founded in 1877, American Humane is committed to ensuring the safety, welfare, and well-being of animals, and our leadership programs are first to serve in promoting and nurturing the bonds between animals and people. For more information or to support our work, please visit https://www.americanhumane.org/.