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Help us help them - Defending Against Isaac

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Seven years ago when Katrina hit I was working at a law firm. As news story after news story came in about the dogs being abandoned, rescued, or not rescued, I cried. A lot. To the point where my boss and coworkers started giving me funny looks and I spent a lot of time hiding in the bathroom. That same week my student loan check came in and I’ll confess I sent a large chunk of it to any organization helping animals in the area. I cried myself to sleep, worrying about the poor animals, the poor people, the poor rescuers fighting nature and man to help the helpless. My heart and head couldn't accept what it would feel like to have to choose between my life and my beloved furry family members, or the panic they would feel if left alone in such a frightening, unfamiliar situation.

This time is different, because people are staying with their pets, or took them when they evacuated. This time the authorities expected and encourage to rescue animals along with their people.

But the people who stayed with their pets and were saved as water chased them to the attics will need food for their dogs, and the shelters must be overrun with rescued animals in addition to the animals already in their care.

This time it’s different – the value of pets is more widely acknowledged, in great part because of what happened during Katrina – and this time, with your help, we can send lots of food and love their way.

How we can help them, together:

1. Buy a bag for the dog you love and indicate “Isaac” in the matching organization slot.

2. Or buy a bag and tell us to send both bags to defend against Isaac.

We’ve set up pallets just for food to go to the hurricane-impacted areas. We’re reaching out to organizations on the ground in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana to find out the best way to distribute the food.

Will you help them? Go to BOGOBowl.com and put "Isaac" in the organization box.

Looking for another way to help Pets affected by Hurricane Isaac? Check out this cute Gulf Coast Flood Relief Shirt from our friends at RescuedIsMyFavoriteBreed.org:




Welcome the Greater Birmingham Humane Society

BOGO Bowl is excited to be partnering up with great non-profit organizations across the country. These organizations share in BOGO Bowl’s mission to get good quality, healthy food to all dogs, whether they’re in loving homes with stable incomes, in loving homes with financial challenges, or in shelters waiting to meet their perfect family. We want to introduce you to them so you can see the important work you're supporting when you buy a bag o BOGO Bowl dog food!

The Greater Birmingham Humane Society volunteer run Pet Pantry began in 2009 as a proactive measure to keep pets with their families during a temporary economic crisis. So far this year, the Pet Pantry has feed over 474 animals and has helped provide spay/neuter services to 48 pets.

One of the recipients of the Pet Pantry was a battered woman from Georgia who was fleeing an abusive relationship and had nothing but a few possessions, her car, and her two shitzus. With help from her family and food from the Pet Pantry, she was able to start a new life in a suburb of Birmingham and is care for her two dogs, who mean everything to her. Another recipient is a victim of the deadly January 23rd tornado in Centerpoint, Alabama. The Pet Pantry has helped feed her pets so she can rebuild her house and life.

The Greater Birmingham Humane Society (GBHS) is a nonprofit in Birmingham, Alabama that has been serving abused and abandoned pets in Birmingham since 1883. The Greater Birmingham Humane Society was one of the first humane societies in the United States. Today the GBHS cares for nearly 9,000 animals a year and serves pets and people through their various programs which include, but are not limited to, pet adoptions, animal cruelty prevention, and humane education. The mission of the GBHS is to promote the humane treatment of animals and people through education, advocacy, and services.

Here are just a few of the adorable adoptables at GBHS: