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Humane Society of Louisiana launches community pet food drive

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(New Orleans, LA) - The Humane Society of Louisiana and First Bank and Trust today launched a new campaign supporting efforts to feed and care for orphaned and homeless animals over the holidays. All 13 Louisiana First Bank and Trust branches will have large, colorful boxes placed in their lobbies to collect pet food and other supplies. Several boxes were decorated by 12 year old Northshore resident Jence Simms and her friends.
 
Animal lovers are invited and encouraged to drop off dog and cat food (dry or canned), kitty litter, chew toys and other treats from now through the first week of January. The donated items will help feed the more than 200 animals currently cared for by the Humane Society of Louisiana. Surplus donations will also be distributed to needy pet owners just in time for the holidays.
 
First Bank and Trust is also raising funds to help the Humane Society of Louisiana purchase a new adoption transport vehicle, aptly named the "transPUPtation" van, which will allow the Humane Society to transport thousands of adoptable pets to its partners in New England.  
 
"We are overwhelmed by the support and generosity extended to us by First Bank and Trust, its Board of Directors and its staff," says Jeff Dorson, HSL Director. "With their assistance and that of our members and supporters throughout Louisiana, we intend to help hundreds of animals in need during the holidays," adds Dorson.
 
First Bank and Trust has made a significant financial contribution and is presently selling raffle tickets to the December 29th Saints home game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Raffle tickets are $5.00 each, and the raffle winner will receive two Club Level tickets to the game. Tickets can be purchased at any Louisiana First Bank and Trust branch.
 
"Too many loving animals go without food and shelter in the state of Louisiana, which is why First Bank and Trust decided to partner with the Humane Society of Louisiana," says Tammy Gennusa, Senior Vice President and Corporate Brand Manager for First Bank and Trust. "This new campaign will allow us to feed and take care of thousands of pets in need in our area, and we want to do our part in the fight against animal homelessness and starvation."
 
The Humane Society of Louisiana is one of the state's largest animal protection organizations, with more than 10,000 members and 10 chapters. The organization is also a licensed private detective agency and investigates more than 250 cases of animal neglect and cruelty each year. The Humane Society also operates the Enoch J. Donaldson Animal Sanctuary, a 47 acre animal refuge located in Mt. Hermon, Louisiana, in Washington Parish. For more information, please call 1-888-6-HUMANE or visit www.humanela.org.
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