The pet food donation
that was made by manufacturer Hill's Pet Nutrition to the state's emergency pet sheltering program is being given to Louisiana animal rescue
shelters to feed the animals there, The Associated Press reports.
More than 13,400 pounds of food were donated to the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) for pets in case they were separated from their families during the spring flood season. However, the food went unused because the natural disasters did not cause any large-scale pet evacuations in the region, the news source reports. The pet food manufacturer would like the food to be used before it expires, KATC.com reports.
Now the LDAF is donating the food to the Alexandria Animal Shelter, the Morehouse Humane Society, the Ouachita Parish Animal Shelter and two shelters in Monroe, Louisiana.
"Fortunately, the flood event did not cause any large scale pet evacuations so Hill's is allowing us to donate the pet food to animal shelters before its use-by date expires," Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain told the publication. "I'm pleased that we are able to help these organizations."