American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, announced the renowned philanthropist Jean Shafiroff will serve as an ambassador and 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 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 are being fostered during the pandemic.”